Milton’s Paradise Lost

$1,600.00

We always aim to offer a few “go big or go home” works at Toronto Pursuits, and Paradise Lost certainly fit the bill. With his epic poem, John Milton wants to do no less than “justify the ways of God to men” and in a style “that with no middle flight intends to soar / Above th’ Aonian Mount, while it pursues / Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.” With his depth of knowledge of Greek and Roman poetry, the Bible, art and theology, Milton makes the foundational story of the fall of Satan, and then of Adam and Eve, strange and new.

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We always aim to offer a few “go big or go home” works at Toronto Pursuits, and Paradise Lost certainly fit the bill. With his epic poem, John Milton wants to do no less than “justify the ways of God to men” and in a style “that with no middle flight intends to soar / Above th’ Aonian Mount, while it pursues / Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.” With his depth of knowledge of Greek and Roman poetry, the Bible, art and theology, Milton makes the foundational story of the fall of Satan, and then of Adam and Eve, strange and new.

LEADER

Mark Cwik is the education manager for Classical Pursuits. He is a longtime Toronto Pursuits and trip leader and has been an organizer of adult great books discussion groups for 25 years. He specializes in literature from the ancient, mythic and religious world. Mark lives in London, England, where he also leads seminars with the London Literary Salon.

BOOK

Milton: Paradise Lost, edited by Alastair Fowler
(Routledge, 2nd revised edition, 2006)
ISBN-13: 9781405832786

Participants are required to obtain the specified editions to facilitate the group’s ability to find and cite portions of the text during discussion. Details will be provided at registration.

Of Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit
Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste
Brought Death into the World, and all our woe […]

 

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