Re-discovering mythology : adaptation and appropriation in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians saga

  title={Re-discovering mythology : adaptation and appropriation in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians saga},
  author={Alexander Leighton},
Buchbinder (2011:128) writes that adaptations are often regarded as barely a step away from plagiarism; however, he notes that ‘much of the literary output of classical Greek culture, for instance, consisted of reworkings of already familiar narratives’. His point is not only true of the classical Greek output, but of a contemporary adolescent fantasy saga, Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians (2006–2011), which retells many of the classical Greek mythological narratives in a contemporary… 
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