Harry Potter and the Classical World: Greek and Roman Allusions in J.K. Rowling's Modern Epic

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J.K. Rowling has drawn deeply from classical sources to inform and color her Harry Potter novels, with allusions ranging from the obvious to the obscure. "Fluffy," the vicious three-headed dog in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, is clearly a repackaging of Cerberus, the hellhound of Greek and Roman mythology who guards the entrance to the underworld. But the significance of Rowling's quotation from the Greek tragedian Aeschylus in the frontispiece of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a matter of speculation.

Harry Potter and the Classical World: Greek and Roman Allusions in J.K. Rowling's Modern Epic 2015, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786499212

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