Samson Agonistes

Samson Agonistes

by John Milton

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Overview

Samson Agonistes is a tragic drama by John Milton. It originally appeared with the publication of Milton's Paradise Regained, A Poem In IV Books To Which Is Added Samson Agonistes.

Samson Agonistes draws on the story of Samson from Judges 13-16 in the Old Testament. The drama starts in medias as Samson has been captured by the Philistines, had his hair, the container of his strength, cut off and his eyes cut out.

Samson Agonistes combines Greek Tragedy with Hebrew Scripture. Milton believed that Bible was better in classical forms than those written by the Greeks and Romans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781724435514
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/12/2018
Pages: 52
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

John Milton

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 7(16)
SAMSON AGONISTES
23(66)
NOTES 89(45)
APPENDIX A--ON THE VERSE 134(5)
APPENDIX B--ON THE STYLE 139(3)
APPENDIX C--THE CHRONOLOGY OF MILTON'S LIFE 142

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