[Milton-L] Eve in PL: independent character?

Jameela Lares Jameela.Lares at usm.edu
Thu Sep 24 07:36:12 EDT 2009


You write, inter alia,

> For example, in L´Allegro we notice that goddesses (and not gods) are related to beauty, youth, delight. 

But in this instance is Milton not just conventionally depicting abstract qualities as feminine, following the grammatical gender they usually had in Latin?

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