Plato told a story about the City of Atlantis around 360 B.C. The founders of the lost City of Atlantis were half god and half human. They established a utopian civilization and it became a great aquatic power. Their home was made up of concentric islands separated by wide moats and linked by a canal that penetrated to the center. These beautiful islands were filled with all different types of objects. Some of these objects were gold, silver, and other extravagant metals. This island had a rare type of exotic wildlife. Near this city was a fantastic capital city in the central island. Different parts of this lost city are said to be located somewhere in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Spain, even under what is now Antarctica. "Pick a spot on the map, and someone has said that Atlantis was there," says Charles Orser, curator of history at the New York State Museum in Albany. Said by this man, Atlantis could be anywhere.
The legend of Atlantis was first introduced to the world at approximately 360 BC, by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato in his dialogues Timaeus and Critias who hear of the legend from Greek lawmaker Solon who was told of the tale by Egyptian priests during his visit to Egypt. In his dialogues, Plato describes an affluent and powerful nation which arose directly from the Greek God of the Sea, Poseidon. However, their opulence ceased as they became too greedy, wicked and impious which led the Gods to destroy Atlantis. Since the legend of Atlantis’s debut into the world, it has long captivated many due to the ongoing possibility of the existence of the island. Despite its popularity, difficulties arise in determining the truth in
What was Atlantis? Atlantis, still a major mystery to this day, was an island that was created by Poseidon. The island was very advanced for the time period, and was believed to have sunk under water due to a volcanic eruption (Lost Civilizations: Atlantis). The island was never found. Plato has described the island in his writings, but the facts about the island, and the theories are still unsolved.
Atlantis, which was written about in Plato's dialogues ( “Atlantis” Britannica School n. pag.). was a mystical island in the atlantic ocean. Atlantis has been talked about for thousands of years. Plato even said that Atlantis existed nine thousand years before his time (“Atlantis” Gale. Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained n.pag ). Thousand of people search for Atlantis every year, and find little. Most think that Atlantis is merely a myth, but some critics however say otherwise. Atlantis has been described by Plato and Socrates who stated Atlantis was bigger than Asia and Libya when put side by side (“Atlantis” Britannica School n. pag. ). To uncover the truth, one must dig deeper and examine the evidence and claims.
The legendary Lost city of Atlantis was once real to man and was heard to be told a “myth” or a “story” to protect it but that was 10,000000 years ago. Atlantis was a real civilization, and the expert testimony, physical evidence, and scientific evidence prove this. Atlantis was a city filled with goods like gold, silver, and wildlife, a place where the demigods(half god, half mortal) lived. The legend of Atlantis is a story told by Plato a Greek philosopher. It is about a moral, spiritual people who lived in a highly advanced, Utopian civilization. But they became greedy, petty, and morally bankrupt, and the gods became angry because the people had lost their way and turned to immoral pursuits. As punishment, Plato, says Poseidon sent "one terrible night of fire and earthquakes" that caused Atlantis to sink into the sea. Plato said it existed around 10,000 years before him, and that it was passed down by poets. There are some pieces of proof that may prove how Atlantis sank and that its ruins sank under the depths of seas. The proof of its existence could be proved by the expert testimony, physical evidence, and scientific evidence.
In one of his temper tantrums, Poseidon realized he was not happy with his ocean domain, and wanted to try and overthrow his brother, Zeus, and become king of the gods himself. Poseidon asked for help from Apollo, the god of light and music. Together, they bound Zeus with chains. Zeus had too much strength and power and freed himself very quickly. Zeus was furious with Apollo and Poseidon. As punishment, he sent them to work as laborers for Laomedon, the king of Troy, a city in what is now considered Turkey. Laomedon promised a very big reward if they could build a wall around the city of Troy. However, after they built the wall, Laomedon refused to honor his agreement and did not pay them for their work. In turn, Poseidon and Apollo sent a plague and a sea monster to destroy the city of Troy. (Gall.)
Atlantis was an extraordinary city that tragically and mysteriously vanished from a day and a night. The story that Plato said is that Atlantis was a island that was better than life itself, As Stemman stated in his book about Atlantis “Poseidon, Greek God of the sea and also of earthquakes was given Atlantis, and there he fell in love with a mortal called Cleito” (56). The city of Atlantis is a place that had questionable existence, Atlantis was a real naval power in the ancient world, but sunk into the ocean. Everything about it was extraordinary including the people that lived there. But something happened and it is to be
in a cataclysmic event. For long it has been debated that Atlantis was not a factual civilization but either counts as one of the many known myths of a destructive deluge, or merely serves as a metaphor for the Greek philosopher Plato to debate the consequences for a society that fails in its moral code of conduct. The extinction of Atlantis was linked in the late 1930s to a volcanic disaster that befell the island of Thera some 113 kilometers from Crete at a time when the Minoan civilization flourished.
Poseidon was the god of the seas. He was worshiped by seamen but also very feared for his power over the water. Poseidon was thought to be the second strongest god after Zeus.
Many years ago, there was a clash between Zeus and Poseidon. Poseidon felt jealous of his brother, for Poseidon always tried to provide calm waters for the fishermen of a tiny village, allowing them to feed their families. However, the fishermen praised Zeus for providing calm winds to be able to sail by, enabling them to catch fish. In their ignorance, they didn’t see Poseidon’s hard work filling their nets with fish and calm waters and neglected him and his temples. All along, however, the temples to Zeus would fill with worshippers, and feasts were held in his Zeus’s honor, while Poseidon’s temples continued to fall into disrepair.Many
Atlantis is a city that was never found or even placed on a map but only mentioned in a book
Philosopher Sir Francis Bacon wrote of a fictitious island in a short story called The New Atlantis. The island Bensalem is unlike any other in terms of societal advancement, however, with strict laws to follow. Power within the leaders is needed to create and mandate the laws on Bensalem. The story illustrates three different types of leaders with that power: religion, government, and scientists. While all three are relevant, scientists and religious leaders are the two magnified throughout The New Atlantis.
Poseidon, the Sea God, and Athena, the Goddess of War, Wisdom and Peace both had different point of views and perspectives. Poseidon, the God known for his trident, acted dramatically towards winning Athens. As we know, the theme is that useful gifts are better than dramatic ones. Anyways, Poseidon made a salty sea as gift to win Athens. The Athenians disliked his gift. Athena's gift was an olive tree, which was more useful and resourceful. She thought further ahead into the future and about the Athenians' needs. The text states, "Their rivalry was so intense that they almost went to war and just as they were about to attack each other, Athena, with her typical, wise approach suggested that they should hold a contest for the city.” In other
Santorini plays a role as the most volcanic and southernmost of the seventeen islands of the Cyclades located in the archipelago, the Aegean Sea (Cyclades Islands). This caldera was formed by a colossal volcanic eruption; which was so large, in fact, it was the source to the collapse of the earliest Minoan civilizations on the island of Crete 3,500 years ago (History of the island of Santorini - Thira). One of the cities that were founded by archaeologists, called Akrotiri from 3000 BC, was the site with the most information and objects that taught people now a days about their way of life (Thera Revisited). The Minoan eruption also led conspirators to theorize that it was the source of the legend of the underwater city, Atlantis (Santorini
Cleito bore Poseidon ten sons, five sets of boys. Atlas the first son of the first set of twins, was made king over the vast territory by his father. His brothers were appointed princes and each ruled over a large section of the territory which was distributed to him. The most valuable section of the kingdom remained his mother's home on the hilltop and the land surrounding it. This was given to Atlas. Atlas himself had many sons with the succession of the throne always passing to the eldest son. For generations Atlantis remained peaceful and prospered. Almost all of the population's needs were met from the island's mines, fields and forests. Anything which the kingdom did not produce was imported. This was possible because a channel was eventually built which transversed all the rings from the ocean to the center of the kingdom, or the acropolis. On this stood the royal palace near the original home of Poseidon and Cleito. Each succeeding king tried to out do his predecessor in building a greater kingdom. Finally the splendid city Metropolis and the outer city of Atlantis existed behind a great outer wall. Poseidon sat down laws for Atlantis which the rulers were to fellow. The ruling body was to meet regularly. It was to consist of ten rulers which represented the first rulers, Atlas and his nine brothers, who reigned with absolute power of life and death over their subjects. These meeting occurred in the