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

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  • NEWS September 2023

    NEWS September 2023

    September 2023. Hi Atlantipedes, At present I am in Sardinia for a short visit. Later we move to Sicily and Malta. The trip is purely vacational. Unfortunately, I am writing this in a dreadful apartment, sitting on a bed, with access to just one useable socket and a small Notebook. Consequently, I possibly will not […]Read More »
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    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 is the name given by Plato to a lost civilisation that he claims to have been told to his ancestor, Solon, by Egyptian priests. J. Warren Wells has pointed out[783.13] that the earliest use of the word ‘Atlantis’ was by Hesiod in his Theogony centuries before Plato. The word on its own simply means ‘daughter of Atlas’, while combined with the Greek word ‘nesos’ it translates as the ‘island of Atlantis’ and is probably a ‘Hellenisation’ by Solon or Plato of the original name recorded by the Egyptians. Wells also notes that Atlas was associated with the Hesperides considered to be situated, like the sunset, in the west.

>Another likely source of confusion is the fact that any ancient civilisation was probably known by a number of names, descriptive and/or derogatory, by other cultures. This raises the possibility that Atlantis may already be known to us, but by a different title. To determine if this was the case we need ancient chronologies to be better synchronised, particularly in the Mediterranean region.<

The word is spelled slightly differently in the various western European languages.