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

J. Michael Gillum mgillum at ret.unca.edu
Tue Jan 28 14:18:46 EST 2014


Granted that the Romans thought the same god might go under different names
in different cultures, I wonder how Moloch got conflated with Cronus?


On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 1:42 PM, Hannibal Hamlin
<hamlin.hannibal at gmail.com>wrote:

> Always wanted to visit Carthage, for obvious reasons.
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> On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 10:54 AM, Jameela Lares <jameela.lares at usm.edu>wrote:
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>> Interesting, John.  I was not aware that anyone doubted it.
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>> But I have visited that tophet in Carthage.
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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
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>> http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/21/carthaginians-sacrificed-own-children-study
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