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Milton, she counters, was doing the same complex writing in his Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio Secunda (1651), a work filled with Latin privatives and composed after he was entirely blind (87-88).
If Edmund Waller's A Panegyric to My Lord Protector (authoritative composition and publication dates are not available) operates in an iconic and courtly mode, Payne Fisher's Inauguratio Olivariana (1654), John Milton's Defensio Secunda (1654), and Andrew Marvell's The First Anniversary of the Government under O.
Dzelzainis's evidence derives from contextual readings of The Cabinet-Council, a volume hitherto ignored by Miltonists, and the second edition of Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio.
In the second half, which is devoted to the translations, Fowler gives most space to the minor works (Gospel of Nicodemus (25 pages), Dialogus (18), Defensio Curatorum (18), De Regimine Principum (27)), which have not hitherto attracted as much attention from scholars as the two major translations.
9) In any case, it should come as no surprise that Milton closely associated Seneca's Hercules Furens with the subject of tyranny since he twice quoted lines 922-4 of the play when vindicating the regicide, first in The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates (1649; 1650) and then in Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio (1651; 1658).
In the first Defensio (1651), for example, he studiously refuses to say whether Samson slaughtered the Philistines at the instigation of God or of his own courage.
STC#17027, 4; John Bale, Illustrium Maioris Britanniae Scriptorum, Hoc est, Angliae, Cambriae ac Scotiae Summarium (1558) STC#1295, 14; John Price, Historiae Brytannicae Defensio (London: H.
The classical defensio or apologia was thus revived and given new meaning by the humanists as they sought to justify their literary endeavors in light of an emerging and ultimately puritanical sense of decorum.
For instance, the immediate political context of Marvell's ascription of prophetic powers to the blind Milton included royalist attacks asserting that he had been requited by heaven for his efforts in The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates (1649), Eikonoklastes, Pro populo Anglicano defensio (1651), and Pro populo Anglicano defensio secunda (1654) with humiliating blindness and nothing more.
For it seems clear to me that in this portion of the Defensio Secunda Milton expanded his Latin vocabulary by creating his own Greek loan-word.
3 The verb goes without comment in the notes of the latest English translation of the Defensio Prima by Martin Dzelzainis, Milton: Political Writigs (Cambridge, 1991).
The image begins to take its form in the introduction to the Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio Prima 14.