[Milton-L] Milton's Cosmos and Universe

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 20 16:48:40 EST 2010


Don't the atomists also have a sort of chaos, i.e., the atoms and the void, at the same time as multiple 'worlds' engendered by the swerve in the falling atoms?


Jeffery Hodges




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From: James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Milton's Cosmos and Universe

Hesiod's Theogony implies the existence of Chaos as a character in a drama rather than just a mass of disorganized matter that is later organized, but, as in Milton, it seems to be spoken of as a place as well.  For that matter, the earth comes into existence alongside of Chaos rather than out of it.

Jim R 


On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Dario Rivarossa <dario.rivarossa at gmail.com> wrote:

Question: Is Milton the ONLY poet (writer, philosopher etc.) who
>describes a universe where Chaos exists AT THE SAME TIME as the
>"un-chaosed" world?
>
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