Milton’s Euripides and the superior rationality of the heathen

@article{Mcdowell2016MiltonsEA,
  title={Milton’s Euripides and the superior rationality of the heathen},
  author={N. Mcdowell},
  journal={The Seventeenth Century},
  year={2016},
  volume={31},
  pages={215 - 237}
}
  • N. Mcdowell
  • Published 2016
  • Philosophy
  • The Seventeenth Century
ABSTRACT If arguments have always been made either that Milton maintains the primacy of the Bible over classical literature, or that he often presents classical sentiments as congruent with the biblical, one claim that has rarely been made is that Milton is willing to assert the truth of classical literature over that of the Bible. This article argues that there are moments in the canon that show him capable of doing precisely this, with particular reference to the invocation of his favourite… Expand
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