TITLE

Dryden, Milton, and Lucretius

PUB. DATE
March 2001
SOURCE
Seventeenth Century;Spring2001, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p158
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Explores the ways in which the works and beliefs of John Milton and Roman poet Lucretius influenced the writings of John Dryden. Information on the Epicurean philosophy of Lucretius; Version of Epicureanism discussed in Dryden's `The State of Innocence,' the opera based on Milton's book `Paradise Lost'; Comparison of the poetic vocabulary of Dryden to that of Milton.
ACCESSION #
4632591

 

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