Documentary and History: Atlantis- The Lost Continent

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“Atlantis (Ancient Greek: Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, “island of Atlas”) is the name of a fictional island mentioned within an allegory on the hubris of nations in Plato’s works Timaeus and Critias, where it represents the antagonist naval power that besieges “Ancient Athens”, the pseudo-historic embodiment of Plato’s ideal state (see The Republic). In the story, Athens was able to repel the attack, unlike any other nation of the (western) known world, supposedly giving testament to the superiority of Plato’s concept of a state. At the end of the story, Atlantis eventually falls out of favor with the gods, and famously submerges into the Atlantic Ocean.”

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