The evidence, whether circumstantial or philosophical literature, the fact remains that Plato only wrote historical truth. A Greek stade is 606 feet or 185 meters. Based on a monarchy and systemized class, the Atlantis civilization also held a valuable status for women. To conclude this article, remembering a quotation from Critias, from the literature of Plato, “There have been, and will be again, many destructions of mankind arising out of many causes; the greatest have been brought about by the agencies of fire and water, and other lesser ones by innumerable other causes.”, Enter your email address below to subscribe to our newsletter. Plato says that Atlantis was a city built on desires by the God Poseidon and his son Atlas. The hiking trail at the top of Diamond Hill in Connemara National Park, Ireland. You can read more about this idea and the mysterious Richat structure which bears a resemblance to Plato’s Atlantis on my history site via this article: Is the Richat structure Atlantis? Due to their superior intelligence, reservoirs and buildings like the Metropolis were constructed, hydraulically-engineered machines and bridges were built, literary pieces and laws were written; and most often, their objects were coated with bronze, copper or gold. I’ve known for a long time that Plato discusses Atlantis and its fall. Atlantis is often described as pseudo-historical or mythical, but is it really? This is a fascinating account whereby an acknowledgement of celestial bodies and the movement of the Earth mix with myth (110c). After watching some videos on Atlantis theory, I decided to grab a copy of. Demonology Course: Fallen Angels, Demons & Satan in Judeo-Christian Traditions. Mark Wollacott loves all things history, archaeology and philosophy related. Therefore it can be calculated that the diameter of the full city of Atlantis was 127 stades. Atlantis’ plain was fertile and could sustain crops including cereals herbs, and fruits. Explore the world of strange and unexplained things, creepy stories, true crimes, dark history, paranormal happenings and many more. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. This was then repurposed by Plato for the above motives. Historically thought to be the greatest of all nations, Atlantis ruled all surrounding land with their empirical laws. When not working or studying history, Mark likes to write stories. There he saw Cleito, a human girl of marriageable age. Episode #167: Plato, Timaeus, and Atlantis This week we are joined by another SnakeForce guest, Tony Petrangelo. This has led many to believe that the Atlantic of Plato was in the modern day Sahara. We do know, however, the shape of the retribution. In December 29, 1997, the BBC reported that the Moscow Institute of Meta-History would lead an expedition off Land's End to find Atlantis. Atlantis sat on an island in the Atlantic Ocean. And because no soil washed down from the mountains to replace the lost soil, the soil in that land was stripped away, causing much of the area to sink out of sight, and the islands that remained to become the “bones of a dead body.”. He said that Atlantis was allotted to Poseidon. It’s postulated that Plato abandoned, : Landlocked with fertile land – self-sufficient, : An island which needs to import its stuff, : Abundant materials including gold, silver and orichalc, : absolute monarchy subject to written laws, This means that Atlantis within the context of.