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    Atlantipedia will be wound down in 2023. After nearly twenty years compiling Atlantipedia on my own, and as I am now approaching my 80th birthday, I have decided to cut back on the time I dedicate to developing this website. An orderly conclusion rather than an enforced one is always preferable before the Grim Reaper […]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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Friedrich Kluge

Kluge, Friedrich (L)

Friedrich Kluge (1856-1926) was a professor of German at the universities of FriedrichKlugeJena and Frieburg and is best known for his etymological dictionary of the German language first published in 1883 (Also now available with an English translation).

Kluge was one of a number of commentators who remarked on the similarities between Homer’s description of Phaeacia and Plato’s Atlantis.

He also suggested that Plato’s account of the Atlantean capital was influenced by the 5th century BC architect, Hippodamus of Miletus and some of his town planning projects. In fact, Kluge claims that many details in the Atlantis narrative were derived from a wide range of sources[1107].