John Milton, 1608-1674, was the most important writers of seventeenth-century England and an important politician as well. His Paradise Lost (1667) is viewed as one of the greatest epic poems of all time. We will read some of his essays.
If you would like to read the opening book of Paradise Lost, you can find a link over on the right side of this page within the sidebar. In the first paragraph, Milton refers to the Sinai mountain top and to the Shepherd. Here he is referring to Moses receiving the commandments on Mount Sinai (Book of Leviticus).
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At right on the Sidebar, with chronologies etc., you will find Book I of Paradise Lost.
John Milton Biography
English Civil War Chronology
Paradise Lost Book One
Areopagitica, and of Education,
Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (January 15, 1951),
The Life of John Milton,
Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (November 8, 2002),
For those of you who would like your own copy of Paradise Lost, here is an excellent edition:
Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (December 15, 2008),