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Classics vs Harry Potter #4: Severus Snape

COMIC –  Behind the name: Severus Snape (check the site for new comic!)

Originally drawn for the Iris Classics Centre’s Festival of Imagined Worlds, J K Rowling Section. The author studied French with Classics at Exeter University, and these comics are devised to explore the possible etymology (word-meaning) behind the names of particular characters. The explanations of the links between meaning and background are purposely missing – it was much more fun at the Festival to ask the kids to make the connections themselves, after which they got a copy to take home. Discussions welcome!

Read more about the festival in the original post.