A Comparative Study of Greek and Roman Mythologies with Special Reference to Excerpts from Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’ and Riordan’s ‘Percy Jackson’ (68991)

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Ovid's Metamorphoses is a collection of poems chronicling the history of the creation of the world, consisting of fifteen fully constructed Books with over 100 poems. Over the years, Metamorphoses has inspired other great writers including Dante, Chaucer and Shakespeare himself. Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a mythological fiction series by Rick Riordan and through its modern writing depicts the story of the life of a young Demigod with an intricate inlay of Greek and Roman myths which, while entertaining to most readers, a scholar of Culture and Literature would find most refreshing.
This work makes an analysis on the re-popularisation of the old concept of Gods, Goddesses, Deities and Demigods of different ethnicities while staying true to the concepts put forth by Ovid in his Metamorphoses. This can be shown by comparing the ideologies and the popular beliefs pertaining to particular characters - both mortal and immortal - from both the texts. In this way, it will be evident that through the passing of the years, the beliefs, traditions and cultures of the people have remained by and large similar to what they were in the olden days and to try to illuminate on some of the parts where they have changed.

Sanjukta Chakraborty, Amity University, India
Dhritiman Chakraborty, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Varun Gulati, Dr. Ambedkar International Centre & Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, India
Vineeta Prasad, Amity University, India

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Sanjukta Chakraborty is a University Doctoral Student at Amity University in India

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00