Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Milton's favorites, Pythagoras on weapons

According to Samuel Johnson, John Milton in his latter years had three favorite authors:
The books in which his daughter, who used to read to him, represented him as most delighting, after Homer, which he could almost repeat, were Ovid's Metamorphoses and Euripides.

Pythagoras on "weapon control":

“Let the laws rule alone. When weapons rule, they kill the law.”

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