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By Stephen P. Kershaw

ISBN-10: 1472136993

ISBN-13: 9781472136992

The Atlantis tale is still essentially the most haunting and enigmatic stories from antiquity, and one who nonetheless resonates very deeply with the fashionable mind's eye. yet the place did Atlantis come from, what used to be it like, and the place did it cross to?

Atlantis was once first brought through the Greek thinker Plato in dialogues the Timaios and Kritias, written within the fourth century BC. As he philosophises concerning the origins of existence, the Universe and humanity, the nice philosopher places ahead a beautiful description of Atlantis, an island paradise with an awesome society. however the Atlanteans degenerate and turn into imperialist aggressors: they struggle opposed to antediluvian Athens, which heroically repels their powerful forces, sooner than a cataclysmic normal catastrophe destroys the warring states.

His story of a very good empire that sank underneath the waves has sparked hundreds of thousands of years of discussion over no matter if Atlantis fairly existed. yet did Plato suggest his story as heritage, or simply as a parable to assist illustrate his philosophy?

The e-book is damaged down into major sections plus a coda - to start with the translations/commentaries with a purpose to have the discussions of the specifics of the particular texts; secondly a glance on the reception of the parable from then to now; thirdly a quick round-off bringing all of it together.

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