by John Milton
Samson Agonistes Resources
A general, but helpful, overview of various topics in Milton that have lasting importance.
Articles and Interviews
If the ending of Samson made you a little uneasy, you'll be fascinated to read more about just how controversial Samson has been post-9/11.
A. N. Wilson, famous English historian, biographer, and author, thinks about why Samson Agonistes is the work that most makes John Milton the "father of modernity."
Fascinated by Samson's unusual relationship to the genre of tragedy? Have a little extra time on your hands? Check out this lecture by famed Renaissance scholar Richard Helpern on exactly that question.
For a great general, but also super smart, introduction to John Milton's poetry, check out this series of lectures by John Rogers at Yale.
A series of lectures on podcast from various big name Milton scholars.
Audio versions of Milton's dialogue-heavy poem can be found here.
This timeline lays out in detail the ups and downs of Milton's politics.
Serious but serene, Milton looks just like we'd imagine.
A portrait of Milton as a kid. Enough said.