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

Richard A. Strier rastrier at uchicago.edu
Tue Jan 28 19:08:38 EST 2014


Very interesting.  I had assumed that this was a myth and a biblical slander (there are many).

RS


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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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