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

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  • NEWS MAY 2023

    NEWS MAY 2023

    As part of my process of disengagement from Atlantipedia, from June ’23 I shall be posting less frequently, rather than daily as I have done until now. Atlantipedia will remain online for the foreseeable future. I want to thank everyone who has written to me over the past few months with complimentary expressions of support […]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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PhilolausPhilolaus (5th cent. BC) was a Greek philosopher, probably from Croton in southern Italy. The available fragments of his writings have shown similarities with Plato’s Timaeus, [*although there is no suggestion that these relate to any of the Atlantis narrative.]*

Hermippus of Smyrna (3rd cent. BC) claimed that Plato copied Philolaus’ work, a suggestion debated into modern times(a).