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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 215–217.
Published: 01 June 1994
... in the Phursalja (8.262f.) where Pompey, after the defeat of his forces at Pharsalia, proposes to seek the aid of the Parthian king in order to continue the war against Julius Caesar.” Quint suggests that “the model of Lucan’s Pompey places Mil- ton’s Jesus in the position of a defeated republican” (325...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 217–219.
Published: 01 June 1994
... could be just ringing changes on the most famous bit of Parthian lore, the arrow shot while retreating. Regardless, Lucan’s passage (which omits this stan- dard detail) contains nothing as close to Milton as these bits of Ovid and Tacitus. Lucan does include the other standard detail...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (1): 7–30.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., the Parthian general, has grown so great in reputation and power that he is mistrusted by Orode, the king whom he has put on the throne: “un service au-dessus de toute recompense” (a service beyond all reward) (3.1.705).13 The hero proudly simplifies the issues of the play: “Mon crime véritable est...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 493–516.
Published: 01 December 2013
... to Christianity, which earns the play its subtitle, Tragédie chrétienne (Christian Tragedy). In Cor- neille’s Suréna, Parcorus (the son of the Parthian king) asks Eurydice for an aveu indicating whether she loves him (Corneille 1987 [1674]: 2.2.465). She admits to loving another (Suréna, the Parthian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 321–348.
Published: 01 September 2017