PLATO

Timaeus - English
 " Many great and wonderful deeds are recorded of your state in our histories. But one of them exceeds all the rest in greatness and valor.  " - Plato 360 B.C.E
Critias - English
Ancient Greek passage
Entire work-English
, Greek: Πλάτων[a] Plátōn, pronounced [plá.tɔːn] in Classical Attic; 428/427 or 424/423[b] – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition..... Wikipedia

     Many legends and myths have captured the imagination of human mind, nevertheless, one has surpassed all of them; the legend of Atlantis.  According to Professor Feder of the Connecticut University, you can't even use the word Atlantis in a sentence unless you can say you've read Plato. No matter what historians say we all know that you can’t talk about Atlantis without mentioning the work of Plato; TIMAEUS and CRITIAS, the only credible reference, and unfortunately the only one which describes Atlantis into such details.
  
But first, we have to examine the ground on which this work was created. So, let’s see who Plato was, the period that he lived in, as well as the “mentality” of the people that surrounded him. We all know about the Golden Age of ancient Greece, from 600 B.C 100 B.C, so few centuries before the birth of Jesus. Many philosophers lived at this time in the capital of the Hellenic state, the democratic society of Athens. Three of them were the founders of Western philosophy; Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

Socrates, known for his enlightenment of truth through his dialogs, was the inspiration for many works of Plato. From all 36 dialogs that he wrote, Socrates is the main “Star”. Nevertheless, our emphasis will be pointing towards Timaeus and Critias, and in particular the reference about Atlantis.

The year is more or less 430 B.C. Socrates has gathered some of his students around him. Plato, Critias, Timaeus, and Hermocrates. The topic of discussion; describe a Perfect Society.

We do have to understand at this point that we’re talking about Socrates, a philosopher that all his life talked about truth. He was fascinated by the truth. It’s the golden age of observation. One has not to forget the definition of a philosopher; a philosopher is someone dedicated to studying and producing results in philosophy. The word "philosopher," literally, means "lover of wisdom.” Plato is Socrates best student. How can he imagine things? Don’t forget that Plato uses dialogs which are nothing more than the Socratic methodology for finding the truth. The best methodology to date! It is used today in courts and is called cross-examination.



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