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

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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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Translations of Plato’s works from Latin into the vernacular languages of Europe began in the 16th century.

The first French translation of Timaeus was by Loys(Louis) de Roy (1510-1577) published in 1582.

Dardi Bembo translated the works of Plato into Italian (1601-1607, Venice)

André Dacier the noted French classicist  translated some of Plato’s works into French in 1699 and two years later translated his work into English.

The earliest known English translation of any of Plato’s works is Axiochus by Edmund Spenser in 1591. The first English translation of the entire works of Plato was that of Thomas Taylor in 1804.

Also in 1804, Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) provided a German translation, which is still in print.*Thorwald C. Franke has provided the Atlantis sections of Timaeus and Critias from the German translations of Franz Susemihl and Hieronymus Müller(a) together with the English translations of Bury and Jowett in a parallel format.*

V.N. Karpov (1798-1867) translated most of Plato’s work into Russian in 1841.

Patricio de Azcárate Patricio de Azcárate · Madrid 1871-1872 · 11 volúmenes (1800-1886) published the first complete works of Plato in Spanish in 11 volumes (Madrid 1871-1872).

2001 saw volume I of Plato’s Complete Works published in Romanian.

In 1974, Michitaro Tanaka (1902-1985) and his associates produced  a fifteen-volume translation of all the dialogues (genuine and spurious) with a full index into Japanese. This is known as the Iwanami edition and is now the standard translation in Japan.