[Milton-L] Mitonoclasts vs Miltonolatres

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 11:27:29 EST 2011


I suspect the etymology is common enough that the word can arise from
several sources independently at close to the same time.

Jim R

2011/2/14 Zámbóné Kocic Larisa <larisa at lit.u-szeged.hu>:
> I think I should clarify my question. What I am interested in, is not the
> meaning or the etymology of the two expressions (my apology for asking „stem
> for”), but the origin, as in who used it first, if it is possible to know at
> all? An oral tradition infiltrating that of the written, sure, but can one
> pinpoint  when this infiltration took place? The reason I ask this, is that
> in Remembering Milton, the expression (Miltonoclasts) is in inverted commas
> suggesting either a citation or a pejorative undertone. I wasn’t quite sure
> what to think of it, as both expression popped up quite liberally in
> publications on Milton, and was hoping that someone from this list could
> help me out. Curiosity killing the cat :)
>
> Bests,
>
> Larisa Kocic-Zambo



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