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The Search For Atlantis: A History of Plato's Ideal State

Author: Stephen Kershaw.

The Search For Atlantis: A History of Plato's Ideal State

Author: Stephen Kershaw.

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Item #: D34150
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Publication Date: 2018
Publisher: Pegasus
ISBN: 9781681778594
First mentioned in the 4th century BC, Atlantis is described by the philosopher Plato as an island-state with an ideal society. Becoming corrupt, the Atlanteans waged war against Athens, only to vanish in a cataclysm instigated by the gods, and Plato's compelling tale of an empire sinking beneath the waves has sparked endless debate over whether Atlantis rea... More
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First mentioned in the 4th century BC, Atlantis is described by the philosopher Plato as an island-state with an ideal society. Becoming corrupt, the Atlanteans waged war against Athens, only to vanish in a cataclysm instigated by the gods, and Plato's compelling tale of an empire sinking beneath the waves has sparked endless debate over whether Atlantis really existed. Presenting the history of this concept, Stephen Kershaw argues that Plato meant it as an allegory—and a warning—for civilizations that become preoccupied with luxury and power.


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