By Stephen P. Kershaw

ISBN-10: 1472136993

ISBN-13: 9781472136992

The Atlantis tale continues to be essentially the most haunting and enigmatic stories from antiquity, and person who nonetheless resonates very deeply with the trendy mind's eye. yet the place did Atlantis come from, what was once it like, and the place did it move to?

Atlantis used to be 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 good philosopher places ahead a gorgeous description of Atlantis, an island paradise with an awesome society. however the Atlanteans degenerate and turn into imperialist aggressors: they try opposed to antediluvian Athens, which heroically repels their effective forces, ahead of a cataclysmic normal catastrophe destroys the warring states.

His story of an excellent empire that sank underneath the waves has sparked millions 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 aid illustrate his philosophy?

The e-book is damaged down into major sections plus a coda - first of all the translations/commentaries for you 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 short round-off bringing all of it together.

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