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“The Lost City of Atlantis”, according to Plato’s dialogues “Timaeus” and “Critias”:
Plato’s two dialogues pertaining to Atlantis are “Timaeus” and “Critias”, written in 360BC. These are the earliest known written records about the Lost Continent of Atlantis, all other written references to Atlantis have been written since, and have been based on these writings by Plato.
“Timaeus” and “Critias” are actually written in the form of dialogues between four main characters: Socrates (Greek philosopher, and Plato’s teacher), Critias (poet & historian), Timaeus (an Italian astronomer.), and Hermocrates (a general from Syracuse). All were real people.
The dialogue “Timaeus” includes only a passing reference to Atlantis, but the second writing, the Critias, has a much more in depth description of Atlantis leading upto it’s downfall.
The fabled island-continent derives its name from the Titan Atlas. It was said to be out beyond the western headland…
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