[Milton-L] Le Comte & Peacham Was: Milton & Lilith

Zámbóné Kocic Larisa larisa at lit.u-szeged.hu
Thu Apr 21 08:35:44 EDT 2011

It sliped my mind previously, but it is sure worth noting: the best tangible
connection one can make between Milton and Lilith is, I think, via Edward Le
Comte. In his novel I,Eve Lilith it present, to say the least ;) A great
read, by the way, especially for Miltonists. I discovered it while doing my
research on Lilith in Milton, which, since, I have abandoned.

As for male sin representaions, one does not have to go as far as Italy
Peacham's Icon Peccati (emblem 146) depicts a young boy with snakes around
his waist, one eating its way into his heart - although this particular
emblem was indeed influenced by Cesare Ripa's Iconologia:



Larisa Kocic-Zambo


From: Qadir [mailto:ghadir2005 at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 5:01 AM
To: milton-l at lists.richmond.edu
Subject: [Milton-L] Re: Milton & Lilith


Technically speaking, you are right. And I had the same passage in mind. But
as I read somewhere (perhaps here on this list) that Milton characterized
Sin as female as opposed to a male one in the original (Italian?) sources,
the Lilith theory became all the more tempting.

As for Mr. Blair's "Did Milton ever use the word [hexameral]?," the
Miltonists should answer the question. 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Horace Jeffery Hodges <jefferyhodges at yahoo.com>
To: John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:53:14 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Re: Milton & Lilith

Satan and Sin beget Death. Death and Sin beget hell-hounds. I don't recall
Sin ever begetting any 'devils'. Are you thinking of a passage in
particular, Qadir?


Jeffery Hodges

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