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Sample short ID from the Terms and Concepts Section Atlantis : a mythical island empire beyond the "Pillars of Heracles," described by the philosopher Plato in his dialogues Timaeus and Critias . The inhabitants of Atlantis were descended from Poseidon and had developed an impressive civilization and a powerful sea empire. Although they at first lived lives of virtue, they became corrupt and tried to
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Unformatted text preview: conquer Europe and were defeated by the mythical ancient Athenians. The island subsequently sank beneath the ocean in a huge cataclysm. Some have seen this story as reflecting Plato's disapproval of Classical Athenian democracy and its empire....
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