Theseus and the Minotaur

We were talking today in class about what influenced Suzanne Collins to write ‘The Hunger Games’. As you read on you will see that there are many historical allusions in the book. We have briefly discussed the influence of Ancient Greece and Rome particularly Theseus and the Minotaur. If you want a quick catch up on the story of Theseus and the Minotaur try the links below.

Go here for the story (with pictures!) or here for a quick version of the myth.

If you want more substance, watch these videos starring Michael Gambon (Dumbledore).

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