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Science and Technology in Homeric EpicsDid Ulysses Travel to Atlantis?

Science and Technology in Homeric Epics: Did Ulysses Travel to Atlantis? [Good fiction imitates facts. Plato declared that his Atlantis tale is philosophical fiction invented to describe his fictitious ideal state in the case of war. I suggest that Plato used three historical elements for this tale. (i) Greek tradition on Mycenaean Athens for the description of ancient Athens, (ii) Egyptian records on the wars of the Sea Peoples for the description of the war of the Atlanteans, and (iii) oral tradition from Syracuse about Tartessos for the description of the city and geography of Atlantis.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Science and Technology in Homeric EpicsDid Ulysses Travel to Atlantis?

Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science Book Series (volume 6)
Editors: Paipetis, S. A.

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Netherlands 2008
ISBN
978-1-4020-8783-7
Pages
509 –514
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8784-4_38
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Good fiction imitates facts. Plato declared that his Atlantis tale is philosophical fiction invented to describe his fictitious ideal state in the case of war. I suggest that Plato used three historical elements for this tale. (i) Greek tradition on Mycenaean Athens for the description of ancient Athens, (ii) Egyptian records on the wars of the Sea Peoples for the description of the war of the Atlanteans, and (iii) oral tradition from Syracuse about Tartessos for the description of the city and geography of Atlantis.]

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: Rectangular Structure; Warm Bath; Historical Element; Eastern Mediterranean Country; Greek Tradition

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