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

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Négris, Phocion

Phocion Négris (1846-1928) was born in Athens but was educated in Paris where he spent 21 years. He qualified as a mining engineer and obtained a degree in mathematical science. On his return to Greece, he became involved in politics and eventually served two terms as Minister for Finance. Négris propounded the idea that Atlantis had been destroyed by glacial ice[486][487]. In 1904 he published, in French, a volume on ancient underwater ruins[686], which was republished in 1980.

>In a communication to the 1905 International Congress of Archeology in Athens on ‘the question of Plato’s Atlantis’. He noted in particular: “So the agreement between Plato’s story and geological phenomena continues down to the smallest details. All doubt must cease; Atlantis existed.(a)<

Négris’ 1905 French translation of Critias was combined by Lewis Spence with that of Jolibois to provide a composite translation in The History of Atlantis.