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

Hannibal Hamlin hamlin.hannibal at gmail.com
Tue Jan 28 13:42:05 EST 2014


Always wanted to visit Carthage, for obvious reasons.

Hannibal




On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 10:54 AM, Jameela Lares <jameela.lares at usm.edu>wrote:

> Interesting, John.  I was not aware that anyone doubted it.
>
> But I have visited that tophet in Carthage.
>
> Jameela Lares
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> 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
>
>
> http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/21/carthaginians-sacrificed-own-children-study
>
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