John Milton, Latin Writings – a selection

ed. John K. Hale, 1998

John Milton is best known for his epic fiction in English, such as Paradise Lost. His latin work is less well known. This selection offers an overview of and easy entry to Milton's huge and important body of Latin writing.

He performed in many Latin roles and genres. These are all represented in this selection. They are arranged chronologically, to show what genres Milton used in the different phases of his life, and to show the ways in which Latin functioned, both in his private life and in his diplomatic activity for the English revolutionairy government.

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