[Milton-L] Milton's Cosmos and Universe

Dario Rivarossa dario.rivarossa at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 01:57:43 EST 2010

Jim, Jeffery --

many thanks. So, seems like your answers confirm what I suspected, i.e. that
a view including both chaos AND universe together belonged ONLY to
pre-Christian poets and writers. Milton, again, proves to be an outsider.
Or, doesn't he?


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
> 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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