Atlantis: Lost Lands, Ancient Wisdom

Atlantis: Lost Lands, Ancient Wisdom

by Geoffrey Ashe, Ashe
     
 

Atlantis, the island-continent that vanished under the sea, is one of the most haunting themes of legend. Described by Plato more than two thousand years ago, it is, seemingly, a philosophic myth; yet one recounted with a magnificence and a wealth of detail which have convinced many that it must have had some reality. Prehistorians have seen Atlantis as the…  See more details below

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Atlantis, the island-continent that vanished under the sea, is one of the most haunting themes of legend. Described by Plato more than two thousand years ago, it is, seemingly, a philosophic myth; yet one recounted with a magnificence and a wealth of detail which have convinced many that it must have had some reality. Prehistorians have seen Atlantis as the fountain-head of all civilization; mystics have had revelations about it; archaeologists have claimed to locate it--sometimes in surprising places. But one fact little realized is that Plato's genius indirectly created a different myth from that which he intended -- a unique case history in the workings of the human spirit as it searches for origins and the dawn of wisdom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500810392
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Series:
Art and Imagination Series
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.27(d)

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Geoffrey Ashe is a distinguished British medievalist and cultural historian.

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