scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,008
Atlantis The Lost Civilization Atlantis was a city of great wealth beauty and economy But was it really a city Did it ever exist or was it just another great Greek myth Some researchers believe that Atlantis was similar to the Garden of Eden - a marvelous and magnificent place until corruption consumed it Others the nay sayers believe that it was merely a philosophical device created by Plato to teach the people of Greece a valuable lesson Because of the fact that the need for credible evidence surpasses peoples faith Atlantis if there really was an Atlantis may never be found The source of Atlantiss story came from Plato a Greek philosopher who lived from circa 427 to 347 BC He was known as the father of Western thought Green 92 and most scholars credit the idea of Atlantis to the Greek philosopher Williams 20 The only extant references Green 92 to this fabled civilization are two Socratic dialogues recorded by Plato Williams 20 Timaeus and Critias George Constable and his coeditors state that Timaeus and Critias which were written circa 355 BC were sequels to The Republic a dialogue in which Socrates and his followers worked out their ideal philosophy of government 15 This text may be connected with the parts of the two dialogues that have to do with Atlantiss model government According to Adam Green and Jason Grate et al in Timaeus and Critias Plato through the character of Critias -- Platos cousin describes a vast island paradise rich in metals and dotted with luxurious gardens that existed somewhere off the coast of the Straits of Gibraltar Poseidon the God of the sea protected this city which had conquered the surrounding regions with its mighty navy However when the islands inhabitants became corrupt and began to worship other gods Poseidon punished them with a single day and night of misfortune in which the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA