Using Hannah Arendt's account of the Greek polis to explain Milton's fascination with the idea of public speech, this book reveals what is distinctive about his conception of a godly, republican oratory and poetics. Setting Milton's poetry and prose in the context of Civil War polemic; classical political theory and its early modern reinterpretations; and Renaissance writing on rhetoric and poetic language, the volume culminates in an Arendtian reading of his 'Greek' drama Samson Agonistes.
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|Size: ||1.7 MB|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781472415226 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|