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Plato S Atlantis Story

Author : Christopher Gill
ISBN : 9781786940162
Genre : Atlantis
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This book aims to bring together all the evidence relevant for understanding Plato's Atlantis Story, providing the Greek text of the relevant Platonic texts (the start of Plato's Timaeus and the incomplete Critias), together with a commentary on language and content, and a full vocabulary of Greek words. This essential work also offers a new translation of these texts and a full introduction. The book has two special objectives. The introduction offers a full-scale interpretative reading of the Atlantis story, focused on the philosophical meaning of the story and the significance of Plato's presentation, and responding to recent scholarly discussion of these questions. In conjunction with the new translation, this introduction provides a point of entry to a fascinating story for a wide range of readers. The introduction also discusses the question whether the story had a factual basis, and assesses possible links with Minoan Crete. Secondly, the Greek text (the Oxford Classical text) and commentary are juxtaposed and presented in 'bite-size' chunks making it easy to use and helpful especially for students using the book to improve their Greek. The notes provide full grammatical and linguistic help as well as pointers on the philosophical content and presentation, supported by the translation and complete vocabulary of Greek terms. The book is a second edition of one published in 1980. This edition has a new translation, a much fuller introduction, revised and updated notes and a new commentary format.
Category: Atlantis

The Atlantis Story

Author : Pierre Vidal-Naquet
ISBN : UOM:39015074250153
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Atlantis remains a perrenial fascination, wild theories as to its whereabouts abound and it sits only just behind the Grail, the Templars and so on in the volume of pseudoarchaeology it has inspired.
Category: Literary Criticism

Plato The Atlantis Story

Author : Plato
ISBN : UCSC:32106017557924
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Lost Atlantis

Author : James Byrom
ISBN : 0878770232
Genre : Atlantis
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Category: Atlantis

The Atlantis Collection 6 Books About The Mythical Lost World Plato S Original Myth The Lost Continent The Story Of Atlantis The Antedeluvian World New Atlantis

Author : Plato
ISBN : 9788026852360
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This carefully crafted ebook: “THE ATLANTIS COLLECTION - 6 Books About The Mythical Lost World: Plato's Original Myth + The Lost Continent + The Story of Atlantis + The Antedeluvian World + New Atlantis” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Original Myth of Atlantis (Plato) Timaeus Critias New Atlantis (Francis Bacon) Atlantis: The Antedeluvian World (Ignatius Donnelly) The Lost Continent (C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne) The Story of Atlantis (William Scott-Elliot) Atlantis ("island of Atlas") is a mystical island mentioned within an allegory on the hubris of nations in Plato's works Timaeus and Critias, where it represents the antagonist naval power that besieges "Ancient Athens". Plato's indications of the time of the events—more than 9,000 years before his day, and the alleged location of Atlantis—"beyond the Pillars of Hercules", has led to much scientific speculation. As a consequence, Atlantis has become a byword for any and all supposed advanced prehistoric lost civilizations. At the end of the story, Atlantis eventually falls out of favor with the gods and famously submerges into the Atlantic Ocean. Despite its secondary importance in Plato's work, the Atlantis story has had a considerable impact on literature. The allegorical aspect of Atlantis was taken up in utopian works of several Renaissance writers, such as Francis Bacon's New Atlantis. On the other hand, 19th-century scholars interpreted Plato's account as historical tradition, most notably in Ignatius L. Donnelly's Atlantis: The Antediluvian World. Many of his theories are the source of many modern-day concepts about Atlantis, including these: the civilization and technology beyond its time, the origins of all present races and civilizations, and a civil war between good and evil. Much of Donnelly's scholarship, especially with regard to Atlantis as an explanation for similarities between ancient civilizations of the Old and New Worlds.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Atlantis Dialogue

Author : Plato
ISBN : 1620355205
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Atlantis was first introduced by the Greek philosopher Plato in two "dialogues" he wrote in the fourth century B.C. His tale of a great empire that sank beneath the waves -- a tale that Plato never even finished -- has sparked thousands of years of debate over whether Atlantis really existed. But did Plato mean his tale as history, or just as a parable to help illustrate his philosophy? In "The Atlantis Dialogue," you'll find everything Plato said about Atlantis, in the context he intended. Now you can read and judge for yourself! //////////////////////////////////////// "An easy read . . . Provides a good starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about the Atlantis myth." -- Judy Justice, Midwest Book Review, Mar. 2002 (Reviewer's Choice) //////////////////////////////////////// SAMPLE CRITIAS: Consider then, Socrates, if this narrative is suited to the purpose, or whether we should seek for some other instead. SOCRATES: And what other, Critias, can we find that will be better than this, which is natural and suitable to the festival of the goddess, and has the very great advantage of being a fact and not a fiction? How or where shall we find another if we abandon this? We cannot, and therefore you must tell the tale, and good luck to you; and I in return for my yesterday's discourse will now rest and be a listener. CRITIAS: Let me begin by observing first of all, that nine thousand was the sum of years which had elapsed since the war which was said to have taken place between those who dwelt outside the pillars of Heracles and all who dwelt within them; this war I am going to describe. Of the combatants on the one side, the city of Athens was reported to have been the leader and to have fought out the war; the combatants on the other side were commanded by the kings of Atlantis, which, as I was saying, was an island greater in extent than Libya and Asia, and when afterwards sunk by an earthquake, became an impassable barrier of mud to voyagers sailing from hence to any part of the ocean. The progress of the history will unfold the various nations of barbarians and families of Hellenes which then existed, as they successively appear on the scene; but I must describe first of all Athenians of that day, and their enemies who fought with them, and then the respective powers and governments of the two kingdoms.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Brief History Of Atlantis

Author : Stephen P. Kershaw
ISBN : 9781472137005
Genre : Philosophy
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The Atlantis story remains one of the most haunting and enigmatic tales from antiquity, and one that still resonates very deeply with the modern imagination. But where did Atlantis come from, what was it like, and where did it go to? Atlantis was first introduced by the Greek philosopher Plato in two dialogues the Timaios and Kritias, written in the fourth century BC. As he philosophises about the origins of life, the Universe and humanity, the great thinker puts forward a stunning description of Atlantis, an island paradise with an ideal society. But the Atlanteans degenerate and become imperialist aggressors: they fight against antediluvian Athens, which heroically repels their mighty forces, before a cataclysmic natural disaster destroys the warring states. His tale of a great empire that sank beneath the waves has sparked thousands of years of debate over whether Atlantis really existed. But did Plato mean his tale as history, or just as a parable to help illustrate his philosophy? The book is broken down into two main sections plus a coda - firstly the translations/commentaries which will have the discussions of the specifics of the actual texts; secondly a look at the reception of the myth from then to now; thirdly a brief round-off bringing it all together.
Category: Philosophy

Plato S Republic

Author : Mark L. McPherran
ISBN : 9781139494281
Genre : Philosophy
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Plato's Republic has proven to be of astounding influence and importance. Justly celebrated as Plato's central text, it brings together all of his prior works, unifying them into a comprehensive vision that is at once theological, philosophical, political and moral. The essays in this volume provide a picture of the most interesting aspects of the Republic, and address questions that continue to puzzle and provoke, such as: Does Plato succeed in his argument that the life of justice is the most attractive one? Is his tripartite analysis of the soul coherent and plausible? Why does Plato seem to have to force his philosopher-guardians to rule when they know this is something that they ought to do? What is the point of the strange and complicated closing Myth of Er? This volume will be essential to those looking for thoughtful and detailed excursions into the problems posed by Plato's text and ideas.
Category: Philosophy

Antediluvian World

Author : Charles D. Pfund
ISBN : 0984287620
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With over ten years of research and study, a completely newinterpretation of Plato's writings on Atlantis has finally been published. Using over a dozen different scholarly translations and interpretations of Plato's Timaeus and Critias - the texts that described the lost civilization of Atlantis, a completely new singular interpretation of Plato's Atlantis story has been made. Included with this new interpretation, are the latest discoveries that have been made about the pre-flood (Antediluvian) world. Along with this new interpretation, the author will explain how ancient artifacts kept in the British Museum, as well as the Louvre, have been discovered to actually be representations (maps) of the place Plato called "ATLANTIS". From 2006 to the present, nearly every major University has been contacted about this discovery. Coincidentally, in 2011 Rutgers University along with sixteen other "government agencies", participated in an expedition to survey the Atlantic Ocean. This survey used underwater Navy drones which passed over the exact area identified by the author in his first book Antediluvian World: The End of the Myth as being the remains of the island of Atlantis, and its capital city. Was it just a survey of "Atlantic currents" as a New York Times article reported, or was it something more? If they found anything, they aren't saying! However, the author of this work has an incredible theory as to what the drones actually passed over! If the author'stheory and findings are correct, IT IS THE END OF THE WORLD ASWE'VE KNOWN IT!

The Atlantis Syndrome

Author : Paul Jordan
ISBN : 0750935189
Genre : Social Science
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In The Atlantis Syndrome , Paul Jordan maps the invention, abandonment, and rediscovery of the concept of Atlantis from Plato's invention of Atlantis in his moral tale of the ruining of Athens, to the present day 'alternative archaeologies' which use his analogy as their foundation. Jordan argues that contemporary archaeology has gone far beyond the need for an Atlantis to explain the distant human past and outlines contemporary archaeological thinking about human evolution, prehistory and classical history and society. Ultimately he takes in turn several of the more popular books on the Atlantis theory and critically analyses their evidence and approach. In this way he effectively shoots down several modern heroes of the modern cult of Atlantology, looking at the underlying motivations for their writings. He also warns of the `colonialist and missionary condescension' enshrined in their hyperdiffusionist ideas. This is a fascinating and much needed contextual analysis of the `Atlantis Syndrome' and should be read by anyone interested in this subject.
Category: Social Science

Edgar Cayce S Atlantis

Author : Lora Little
ISBN : 9780876045121
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Three experts on the lost civilizations of Lemuria and Atlantis use personal research and the Edgar Cayce readings to explain the rise and fall of these mystical cities
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit


Author : Ignatius Donnelly
ISBN : 9781585092680
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Long known as the classic work on the study of Atlantis, the author puts forth the idea that this was the true place where civilization began. The great philosopher, Plato, mentioned Atlantis, which is said to have been a great civilization that had sunk into the sea and disappeared. Subjects include Plato's Atlantis, destruction of Atlantis, deluge stories throughout history, inherited civilization, old and new world interaction, Atlantis in Genesis, origin of the alphabet, the kings of Atlantis become Greek gods, the pyramid, the cross, the Garden of Eden, Atlantean colonies, and much more. This one book has done more than any other in promoting the idea for the lost continent of Atlantis.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Meet Me In Atlantis

Author : Mark Adams
ISBN : 9780698186217
Genre : Travel
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The New York Times Bestseller! The author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu travels the globe in search of the world’s most famous lost city. “Adventurous, inquisitive and mirthful, Mark Adams gamely sifts through the eons of rumor, science, and lore to find a place that, in the end, seems startlingly real indeed.”—Hampton Sides A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: Far from alien conspiracy theories and other pop culture myths, everything we know about the legendary lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. Stranger still: Adams learned there is an entire global sub-culture of amateur explorers who are still actively and obsessively searching for this sunken city, based entirely on Plato’s detailed clues. What Adams didn’t realize was that Atlantis is kind of like a virus—and he’d been exposed. In Meet Me in Atlantis, Adams racks up frequent-flier miles tracking down these Atlantis obsessives, trying to determine why they believe it's possible to find the world's most famous lost city—and whether any of their theories could prove or disprove its existence. The result is a classic quest that takes readers to fascinating locations to meet irresistible characters; and a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.
Category: Travel

Plato S Natural Philosophy

Author : Thomas Kjeller Johansen
ISBN : 0521067480
Genre : Philosophy
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Plato's dialogue the Timaeus-Critias presents two connected accounts, that of the story of Atlantis and its defeat by ancient Athens and that of the creation of the cosmos by a divine craftsman. This book offers a unified reading of the dialogue. It tackles a wide range of interpretative and philosophical issues. Topics discussed include the function of the famous Atlantis story, the notion of cosmology as 'myth' and as 'likely', and the role of God in Platonic cosmology. Other areas commented upon are Plato's concepts of 'necessity' and 'teleology', the nature of the 'receptacle', the relationship between the soul and the body, the use of perception in cosmology, and the work's peculiar monologue form. The unifying theme is teleology: Plato's attempt to show the cosmos to be organised for the good. A central lesson which emerges is that the Timaeus is closer to Aristotle's physics than previously thought.
Category: Philosophy

Atlantis Destroyed

Author : Rodney Castleden
ISBN : 9781134708796
Genre : Social Science
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Plato's legend of Atlantis has become notorious among scholars as the absurdest lie in literature. Atlantis Destroyed explores the possibility that the account given by Plato is historically true. Rodney Castleden first considers the location of Atlantis re-examining two suggestions put forward in the early twentieth century; Minoan Crete and Minoan Thera. He outlines the latest research findings on Knossos and Bronze Age Thera, discussing the material culture, trade empire and agricultural system, writing and wall paintings, art, religion and society of the Minoan civilization. Castleden demonstrates the many parallels between Plato's narrative and the Minoan Civilization in the Aegean. Fired by the imagination a new vision of Atlantis has arisen over the last one hundred and fifty years as a lost utopia. Rodney Castleden discusses why this picture arose and xplains how it has become confused with Plato's genuine account.
Category: Social Science

Atlantis The Lost City Is In Java Sea

Author : Dhani Irwanto
ISBN : 9786027244917
Genre : Atlantis (Legendary place)
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After thousands of years, so many of us still search for the answer to the mystery of Atlantis. From time to time, archaeologists and historians locate evidence. There have been many locations proposed for the location of Atlantis. Ever since the first recorded history of Atlantis, written by the Greek philosopher Plato over 2,300 years ago, debate has raged as to whether or not Atlantis ever really existed. The existence of Atlantis is supported by the fact that it is described in great details by Plato. In additions, various conditions, events and goods unknown to Plato are also described in detailed and lengthy words. The recent knowledge of late glacial and postglacial sea level rise and land subsidence that occurred almost precisely at the time described by Plato also becomes strong evidence to the truth of the story. Plato describes the Atlantis from point of views of geography, climate, plain layout, city layout, river and channel hydraulics, produces, social structure, customs, mythology and its destruction in details including their dimensions and orientations. These become the subjects of the author to hypothesize that the lost city of Atlantis is in Java Sea. The works include over 5-year research and analysis of textbooks, papers, internet sites and digital data collected by the author as well as some site observations. These resulted in accurate evidence to the hypothesis that the story fits the location in question. The book discusses the existence of Atlantis in specific details that have never been written by others.
Category: Atlantis (Legendary place)

The Platonic Art Of Philosophy

Author : George Boys-Stones
ISBN : 9781107434974
Genre : Philosophy
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This is a collection of essays written by leading experts in honour of Christopher Rowe, and inspired by his groundbreaking work in the exegesis of Plato. The authors represent scholarly traditions which are sometimes very different in their approaches and interests, and so rarely brought into dialogue with each other. This volume, by contrast, aims to explore synergies between them. Key topics include: the literary unity of Plato's works; the presence and role of his contemporaries in his dialogues; the function of myth (especially the Atlantis myth); Plato's Socratic heritage, especially as played out in his discussions of psychology; his views of truth and being. Prominent among the dialogues discussed are Euthydemus, Phaedo, Phaedrus, Republic, Theaetetus, Timaeus, Sophist and Laws.
Category: Philosophy

Proof Of Atlantis

Author : Rod Martin Jr
ISBN : 1089796528
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What if a scientist refused to look at evidence, afraid of the ridicule he knew would be coming his way? Sadly, too much of this happens even today, with "climate change," the Clovis First dogma and other topics where vested interests provoke hostility instead of open debate. According to ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, a great island empire was swallowed whole by the sea about 9600 BC. And wouldn't you know it? We have evidence from 3 different scientific disciplines that point to a major catastrophe 9620 BC. The facts which tend to support the Atlantis story are numerous and rich with details. And science should never stoop to logical fallacies to dismiss any topic out of hand. This book provides empirical evidence which strongly supports the past reality of Atlantis. It also provides a geologically-based hypothesis for the initial formation and later destruction of this legendary island. It also gives us empirical evidence to back up the hypothesis. In addition, this book peers into the murky waters of myth and finds a way to add clarity to the stories that have come down to us. Not only do we find an alternate story of the Atlantis myth, but we discover evidence that the latter days of the legendary island empire may have been matriarchal. Such a startling fact may explain the modern Basque couvade, the hate Romans and Greeks had for the Etruscans and even the behavior of Medea of the Jason and Argonauts myth. Proof of Atlantis? We know what proof would look like and we know that proof against Atlantis is virtually nonexistent, yet the ridicule persists. Science run by ego and logical fallacies is not a pretty sight. This book contains evidence from a broad range of fields, including geology, physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, genetics, blood biology, linguistics, oceanography and even climate science. This book sets the stage for a larger work-Mission: Atlantis-currently in preparation after two decades of research and more than half a century of significant interest. This book also points the way forward in what needs to be done to achieve the holy grail of Atlantis academics-Proof of Atlantis.