An A-Z Guide To The Search For Plato's Atlantis

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  • NEWS DECEMBER 2022

    NEWS DECEMBER 2022

    Atlantipedia will be wound down in 2023. After nearly twenty years compiling Atlantipedia on my own, and as I am now approaching my 80th birthday, I have decided to cut back on the time I dedicate to developing this website. An orderly conclusion rather than an enforced one is always preferable before the Grim Reaper […]Read More »
  • Joining The Dots

    Joining The Dots

    I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato’s own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.Read More »
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Atlantis: The Making of Myth (L)

Atlantis: The Making of Myth [266] by Phyllis Young Forsyth gives a good oversight of the Atlantis mystery as viewed at that time with particular reference to the growing support for a Minoan solution as the archaeological discoveries on Santorini supported the popular concept of a forgotten Aegean civilisation. However, Professor Forsyth is not seduced by this idea and argues for Syracuse in Sicily and its ruler Dionysius I as the principal inspiration behind Plato’s morality tale. Unfortunately, this still leaves too many unanswered questions: where were the Pillars of Heracles? Why did Plato not simply name Sicily? How do we explain the fact that Syracuse was not submerged? How do we reconcile Plato’s 9,000 ‘years’ with the time of Dionysius’ reign? etc, etc.