[Milton-L] Milton's Prelapsarian Cosmos

Dario Rivarossa dario.rivarossa at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 09:48:44 EST 2010


>its sun remains constantly in the same sign (...) There are no variations
in solar declination, no equinoctial points (...)

According to Dante, this condition -- far from being the ideal, heavenly one
-- would mean the end of life on Earth. In fact, Dante "wisely" avoided to
link the original sin to any change in the structure of universe. Just,
Satan's fall and "splash" produced a huge shift of matter that created the
mount of Purgatory.
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