‘Cycle and Epicycle, Orb in Orb’: the science of Paradise Lost | Curio

‘Cycle and Epicycle, Orb in Orb’: the science of Paradise Lost

12 mins | Apr 5, 2018

In writing Paradise Lost, Milton wished to craft at once a timeless work of epic poetry and scientific literature. This proved especially difficult because knowledge about the solar system was undergoing a dramatic shift. Ed Simon, writing in Aeon Magazine, explores how the poet dealt with the Copernican Revolution.

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From Aeon magazine