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 »
  • 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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Winsor, Justin

Justin Winsor (1831-1897) was a distinguished American librarian and historian and a recognised authority on early American history. In volume one of his eight-volume Narrative and Critical History of America [1673] he began his lengthy dissertation with a chapter on the geographical knowledge of the ancients. With regard to Atlantis, having discussed it at length and despite quoting a string of classical writers who accepted the existence of Atlantis and just a few with a contrary opinion, he concluded that Plato’s story of a lost civilisation was just a literary myth.