Questions on the War in Heaven

1.  Why do we have Abdiel?

2.  Why do we have earthly details?  See 5.575, especially note 165..  Also 6.893.

3.  What kind of heroic virtue is here?  See 6.422.

4.  What types of warfare are there in book 6?

5.  What is the moral?  And what is Milton's view of war?  See lines 695ff.

6.  Why is Raphael telling Adam this story?

7.  What does Satan say about the battle in heaven?  See 1.101-05, 4.925-29.