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 »
  • 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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Görgemanns, Herwig

Herwig Görgemanns (1931 – ) is part of a group of German classical scholars who have proposed that the Atlantis story has historical elements within it. This group includes Alois Jacob and Wilhelm Brandenstein.

Görgemanns is a classical scholar with a doctorate in classical philology from Würzburg University. He is a fellow at Harvard’s Centre for Hellenic Studies, is the author of an article in a magazine concerning classical philology, entitled Wahrheit und Fiktion in Platons Atlantis-Erzählung (Truth and fiction in Plato’s Atlantis – Narration) (Hermes 128, 2000, p405 – 419) in which he expressed the view that the Atlantis story contained some historical truth and that the Sea Peoples‘ attack on Egypt may have been part of that.

Thorwald C. Franke has written a short review(a) of Görgemanns’ contribution to the Atlantis debate.