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Amphora: Tartarus and the Curses of Percy Jackson (or Annabeth’s Adventures in the Underworld)

By Tom Kohn | April 10, 2017

This article was originally published in Amphora 12.1. It has been edited slightly to adhere to current SCS blog conventions.

A few years ago, I adopted the Anthology of Classical Myth, edited by SM Trzaskoma, RS Smith, and S Brunet (Hackett, 2004), for my Greek and Roman mythology course. And so, some months before the start of the semester, I read through the text, in order to familiarize myself with the selections. At the same time, I began to read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. I was amazed by the degree to which the two complemented each other. I like to drive home to my Read more …