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Citizen Milton

The influence of John Milton's writing remains quite powerful, and his ideas about citizenship remain quite relevant. While many may be only vaguely familiar with "Paradise Lost", certainly they have read snippets of the work paraphrased in other places, such as "Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven". To celebrate the 400th anniversary of his birth, the Bodleian Library at Oxford University created this digital exhibition to complement their in situ exhibition. Curated by Sharon Achinstein, the site takes users on a tour of Milton's life through well-written narrative passages that are interspersed with digitized documents taken from the Bodleian's prodigious holdings. All told, there are fourteen different sections covering the "pastoral" Milton, freedom of the press, and Milton's relationship with the Bodleian Library. Overall, it's a splendid site and one that might make some visitors pick up a copy of "Paradise Lost" for the second (or first) time.
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March 28th, 2008
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March 28th, 2008 at 9:53am
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March 31st, 2008 at 11:06am
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