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Subtitle: The History and Legacy of the Ancient World's Fabled Lost Island and Modern Searches for It
Author: Andrew Scott, Charles River Editors
Narrator: Scott Clem
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
Release date: 07-26-17
Publisher: Charles River Editors
Genres: History, Ancient
The story of Atlantis has captured the minds and hearts of historians, scientists, artists, and writers for millennia, and yet it never ceases to amaze people when told that the only literary evidence that exists comes from a single fourth century BCE author. The Athenian philosopher Plato, famous for his dialogues in which the Socratic Method was invented, was the first writer to mention the mysterious continent of Atlantis. In his works Timaeus and Critias, Plato outlines the beginning of the story of Atlantis, but the Critias, where the longer and more detailed account takes place, was never finished and, therefore, has become the mysterious germ for millennia of thought.
Put simply, what Plato wrote of Atlantis has all the elements of a great Hollywood narrative, combined with the precision of a mapmaker. According to the story, the god of the sea Poseidon was allotted the island of Atlantis (larger than Libya and Asia, according to Plato), somewhere in the Pillars of Heracles. (This could be as far from Greece as Gibraltar). Poseidon's 10 sons, who were princes, ruled the beautiful island, which was fertile and rich in resources, providing everything a paradise needed. Still, Atlantis was not solely an uncultivated Garden of Eden. Fortifications, roads, palaces, and constructions made this island a rich and well-constructed city.
Still looking for Atlantis
Atlantis: is another book about Atlantis, if you don't want to wade through Plato's Timaeus and Critas. This is a good book to read,It tells a straight story of Atlantis. It even hits on other locations for Atlantis. However; be ready for a little twist. Since no one has ever been able to pinpoint the location of Atlantis. Perhaps Atlantis is not a place, but a state of mind. As suggested in Sir Thomas More's Utopia.
I own a lot of books by this editor and each one is very informative and interesting. This one is no different. It gave a good history of Atlantis, where it was located and what could have happened to it. It was an interesting read.
Loved this book! I've always been interested in Atlantis and this was extremely informative!
you will find out where the story of Atlantis came from and who believes/ who does not believe in Atlantis
I did not really find the e-book Atlantis: The History and Legacy of the Ancient Worldâs Fabled Lost Island and Modern Searches for It satisfying. The only person that has described Atlantis is Plato in his two works Timaeus and Critias. Plato said he learned of the city of Atlantis from someone who had visited an Egyptian priest. I am curious why Atlantis is not mentioned in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The book next tells a story of how Poseidon had children with Cleito in Atlantis and how their prodigy became Kings over various sections of the island. At the beginning of the history of Atlantis, the divine blood in its people causes them to be very virtuous. After a while through generations of breeding the divine blood was lessened until the point that the people stopped being virtuous. After that, Atlantis was destroyed by the gods. The rest of the book describes various scientists/researchers over time that either believes in the story of Atlantis or did not. The book describes some individuals on both sides of this equation.