[Milton-L] Moloch, Tophet and "their childrens cries"

Jameela Lares jameela.lares at usm.edu
Tue Jan 28 10:54:18 EST 2014

Interesting, John.  I was not aware that anyone doubted it.

But I have visited that tophet in Carthage. 

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Subject: [Milton-L] Moloch, Tophet and "their childrens cries"

An article in the Guardian might give future editors of PL pause before confidently declaring that Milton was wrong to attribute literal child sacrifice to Moloch's cult


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