Atlantis and the Nations

@article{VidalNaquet1992AtlantisAT,
  title={Atlantis and the Nations},
  author={P. Vidal-Naquet and J. Lloyd},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  year={1992},
  volume={18},
  pages={300 - 326}
}
  • P. Vidal-Naquet, J. Lloyd
  • Published 1992
  • History
  • Critical Inquiry
  • The story is a strange one. It starts in about 355 B.c., with Plato's Timaeus and Critias. I say "it starts" advisedly, for, despite all efforts, nobody has been able to prove that this myth was ever told before Plato recounted it. The tale itself is so well known that I need hardly summarize the essentials. Plato presents it as a story, a muthos that is told to the Athenian lawgiver and poet Solon, "the wisest of the Seven" wise men,' by an old priest of the goddess Nei'th at Sais in Egypt… CONTINUE READING
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