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Laura Diaz Dr. Steven Mizrach ANT 3241 U01B 28 July 2016 Atlantis? Now we might know it as Ariel’s home but before 1989, it was known as the lost city of Atlantis. Around 360 B.C under Archidamus III’s power, Plato wrote the myth of Atlantis. Plato was born around 427-428 B.C; he was the student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle. He was also the founder of the first school of higher education in the Western World, The Platonic Academy. In one his dialogue, Timaeus, we can read Critias’ story about an island “larger than Libya and Asia put together”. The Gods who sent a battalion of fire and earthquakes destroyed this island, according to Timaeus. Since there has been no proof that this city actually existed, scientists believe that Plato was talking about the island of Thera in the Mediterranean Sea. Around 9,600 B.C there was a great empire where people did not have to work to survive. Atlantis belonged to the “ God of the Sea”, Poseidon, who married a mortal named Cleito. Together they had ten children, dividing the empire into ten equal parts;
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