[Milton-L] A Twist on the Eve Motif?

Arlene M Stiebel amstiebel at verizon.net
Sat Jan 11 12:38:35 EST 2014


Despite this poor illustration, the leading candidate is pomegranate. 

Ref: traditional deities, fertility, Pomona and "apples," etc. 

-- Arlene

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On Jan 11, 2014, at 9:20 AM, jsavoie at siue.edu wrote:

> And figs.
> 
> Quoting Hannibal Hamlin <hamlin.hannibal at gmail.com>:
> 
>> Peaches always seem right to me. Apples have settled in as the traditional
>> interpretation, but as many of you likely know there were other candidates
>> among early exegetes, including grapes. There's something cheeky about a
>> peach, though, with that little cleft and all that fuzziness. The taste is
>> also something to die for.
>> 
>> Hannibal
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 5:38 PM, Horace Jeffery Hodges <
>> horacejeffery at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> The fruit does look odd, but I checked and made sure that they are peaches.
>>> 
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>>> On Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 7:33 AM, Carol Barton, Ph.D., CPCM <
>>> cbartonphd1 at verizon.net> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I'm not so sure those are peaches, either--they look more like little
>>>> pumpkins (which, granted, don't grow on trees)--but then, violins wouldn't
>>>> have been lying in the grass, either--not even broken ones. And Eve
>>>> wouldn't have looked so common before she bit into the Fruit.
>>>> 
>>>> All in all, pretty bizarre.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> *From:* Nancy Charlton <charltonwordorder1 at gmail.com>
>>>> *Sent:* Friday, January 10, 2014 5:21 PM
>>>> *To:* John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
>>>> *Subject:* Re: [Milton-L] A Twist on the Eve Motif?
>>>> 
>>>> If Eve were wearing a slip, it probably wouldn't so tatty!
>>>> 
>>>> Nancy Charlton
>>>> 
>>>> On Friday, January 10, 2014, Horace Jeffery Hodges wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Eve clothed (sort of) and just biting a peach from which music winds
>>>>> serpentine up into the nearby peach tree . . .
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>> 
> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152076101393405&set=gm.614995805202891&type=1&theater
>>>>> 
>>>>> Jeffery Hodges
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