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Hated Hades and Provoked Pluto: Characterizing Hades, Pluto, and the transition between the Greek and Roman Gods in antiquity and in the modern works of Rick Riordan

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Title: Hated Hades and Provoked Pluto: Characterizing Hades, Pluto, and the transition between the Greek and Roman Gods in antiquity and in the modern works of Rick Riordan
Author: Lee, James
Advisor: Mulligan, Bret
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Classics
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: This thesis investigates and analyzes the portrayal of the ancient Greek god Hades and his Roman counterpart Pluto in the ancient Greek and Roman literature and in Rick Riordan’s modern children’s literature novel series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus. Ultimately Rick Riordan’s Hades and Pluto show an inversion of the gods’ personalities from antiquity: in antiquity the Greek god Hades is depicted as a fearsome and law-abiding god while the Roman god Pluto is similarly law-abiding but is also angry, embittered, and rage-driven. In Riordan’s novels Hades is the embittered and angry god while Pluto is very calm and dignified.
Subject: Riordan, Rick. Heroes of Olympus
Subject: Riordan, Rick -- Characters
Subject: Riordan, Rick. Percy Jackson & the Olympians
Subject: Riordan, Rick -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject: Hades (Greek deity)
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/8587

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Lee, James. "Hated Hades and Provoked Pluto: Characterizing Hades, Pluto, and the transition between the Greek and Roman Gods in antiquity and in the modern works of Rick Riordan". 2012. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/8587.

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