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

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    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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Böckh, Philip August

Philip August Böckh (1785-1867) was German professor of classical Boeckh_800philology who, in his Commentary on Plato, drew attention to the fact that Athenian war with Atlantis was celebrated for decades and possibly centuries before Plato, with the Athenian festival of lesser Panathenaea, demonstrated that the story was not invented by Plato.

Furthermore, Böckh in the same commentary quotes from Proclus describing Atlantis as a very large island controlling all the islands of the ‘Atlantic’.

Frank Joseph refers to a 1928 English translation of  Böckh’s ‘Commentary’ by a Robert Pearson, published by London University Press. Unfortunately, I have been unable to verify this source.