Date of Award

Fall 12-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Lynne Greenberg

Second Advisor

Marlene Hennessy

Academic Program Adviser

Janet Neary


A summation of the influences behind Milton's Natural Law theory as found in the works of Aristotle, Grotius, Hobbes, and Thomas Aquinas. The essay's intent is to uncover this important thread that runs through both Milton's Poetic Verse as well as his Polemic tracts.



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