ATLANTIS – THE ANTEDILUVIAN WORLD.

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ATLANTIS

THE ANTEDILUVIAN WORLD.

BY

IGNATIUS DONNELLY.

New York, Harper & brothers

[1882]

Scanned, Proofed and Formatted at sacred-texts, November 2000, by J. B. Hare. This text is in the public domain because it was published prior to 1923.

The world has made such comet-like advance
Lately on science, we may almost hope,
Before we die of sheer decay, to learn
Something about our infancy; when lived
That great, original, broad-eyed, sunken race,
Whose knowledge, like the sea-sustaining rocks,
Hath formed the base of this world’s fluctuous lore FESTUS.
Frontispiece: The Profile of Atlantis
Atlantis, the Antediluvian World, by Ignatius Donnelly, [1882]

The Rest Of The Story…

CRITIAS – by Plato

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CRITIAS – by Plato

360 BC

translated by Benjamin Jowett

New York, C. Scribner’s Sons, [1871]

PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: CRITIAS; HERMOCRATES; TIMAEUS; SOCRATES

Timaeus. How thankful I am, Socrates, that I have arrived at last,
and, like a weary traveller after a long journey, may be at rest!
And I pray the being who always was of old, and has now been by me
revealed, to grant that my words may endure in so far as they have
been spoken truly and acceptably to him; but if unintentionally I have
said anything wrong, I pray that he will impose upon me a just
retribution, and the just retribution of him who errs is that he
should be set right. Wishing, then, to speak truly in future
concerning the generation of the gods, I pray him to give me
knowledge, which of all medicines is the most perfect and best. And
now having offered my prayer I deliver up the argument to Critias, who
is to speak next according to our agreement.

The Rest Of The Story…