Geographische Tatsachen Und Fiktionen in Platons Atlantisbericht

Authors: Rainer W. Kühne

This paper examines the geographical description of Athens and Atlantis in Plato's dialogues Timaios and Critias. Plato described both Attika and the Athenian Acropolis essentially correct. The description of the Acropolis resembles the historical Acropolis of the Mycenaean time, but also the city of Athens of Plato's time. Plato's description of Atlantis is impossible from the geological point of view. Greek elements which appeared for the first time in the 7th century BC are included in the cultural description of Atlantis. The flood and cataclysms mentioned by Plato are based neither on Greek nor Egyptian tradition, but are based on his philosophical views.

Comments: 6 Pages. in German

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