What are some great representations of Atlantis (the myth of Atlantis) that look at the themes and ideals that surround Atlantis?
The “lost continent” of Atlantis, a civilization that sunk beneath the waves, has long been a source of fascination for writers. The classical vision of Atlantis, which was put forward by Plato in his Socratic Dialogues, has been the foundation for most subsequent interpretations. With New World discoveries from the late 15th century onward, Atlantis became merged with the idea of Utopia; a notable representation is Francis Bacon’s The New Atlantis from 1627.
In the 19th century, the development of diving...
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