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Milton

Yale,, Fall 2007 , Prof. John Rogers

Updated On 02 Feb, 19

Overview

Introduction: Milton, Power, and the Power of Milton - The Infant Cry of God - Credible Employment - Poetry and Virginity - Poetry and Marriage - Lycidas - Areopagitica - Paradise Lost, Book - God and Mammon: The Wealth of Literary Memory - The Miltonic Smile - The Blind Prophet

Includes

Lecture 8: Areopagitica

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Lecture Details

Milton (ENGL 220)

Miltons political tract Areopagitica is discussed at length. The authors complicated take on state censorship and licensing, both practiced by the English government with respect to printed materials at the time, is examined. His eclectic use of pagan mythology, Christian scripture, and the metaphors of eating and digestion in defense of his position are probed. Lastly, Miltons insistence that moral truths must be examined and tested in order for goodness to be known is explored as an early manifestation of the rhetoric that will be used to depict the Fall in Paradise Lost.

0000 - Chapter 1. Introduction Areopagitica and the English Revolution
0549 - Chapter 2. Parliamentary Factions During the English Revolution
1028 - Chapter 3. "Areopagitica" Freedom of the Press, Censorship and Licensing
2435 - Chapter 4. Miltons Narrative of the History of Truth

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpopen.yale.educourses

This course was recorded in Fall 2007.

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Sam

Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.

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Dembe

Great course. Thank you very much.

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