The classical mythology of Milton's English poems by Charles Grosvenor Osgood
Virtually every bibliography of English literature records Osgood's contributions. This work on Milton's debt to classical mythology appeared as the eighth volume of the prestigious Yale Studies in English series. This essay consists of an exhaustive tracing and discussion of mythological personages, places, and things in Milton's English poems. The documentary part is preceded by an extensive (85 pages) and careful introduction which investigates the role and value of mythology in history, and its function in John Milton's poetry. Indispensable aid for students of English Literature, historians of Greek and Roman thought; with three indices; authors, passages from Milton's works, mythological names and subjects. This title is cited and recommended by Books for College Libraries; Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature; Bibliography of Comparative Literature - Baldensperger.