Aristotle and Atlantis

Aristotle and Atlantis

Later in: Pierre Vidal-Naquet, Les Grecs, les Historiens, la Démocratie – Le grand Écart, Éditions La Découverte, Paris 2000; pp. 29-83. Vidal-Naquet (2006): Pierre Vidal-Naquet, L'AtlantidePetite histoire d'un mythe platonicien, ...

Author: Thorwald C. Franke

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783848227914

Category: History

Page: 138

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Aristotle considered Plato’s Atlantis to be an invention; so we read time and again – but is this really true? Until the late 19th century, academia still held the opposite opinion. How did this shift in opinion take place? And was it justified? Over 100 works from the Atlantis and Aristotle literature, from antiquity to the Renaissance, from the 18th to the 21st century, were examined in order to track down the truth. A scientific adventure regarding Aristotle’s opinion about Atlantis unfolds step by step, starting 200 years ago and reaching into the present. What did the great philosopher and disciple of Plato really think? All the relevant passages from Aristotle’s works as well as all the steps taken during the literary research are documented in the appendix.
Categories: History

The Discourse of Kingship in Classical Greece

The Discourse of Kingship in Classical Greece

Vernant, J.-P. (1971) 'Mètis et les mythes de souveraineté', RHR, 180, 29–76. ———. (1982) [1962] The Origins of ... (2005) L'Atlantide: petite histoire d'un mythe platonicien (Paris: Les Belles Lettres). Vlastos, G. (1947) 'Equality and ...

Author: Carol Atack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429557125

Category: History

Page: 242

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This book examines how ancient authors explored ideas of kingship as a political role fundamental to the construction of civic unity, the use of kingship stories to explain the past and present unity of the polis and the distinctive function or status attributed to kings in such accounts. It explores the notion of kingship offered by historians such as Herodotus, as well as dramatists writing for the Athenian stage, paying particular attention to dramatic depictions of the unique capabilities of Theseus in uniting the city in the figure of the ‘democratic king’. It also discusses kingship in Greek philosophy: the Socratics’ identification of an ‘art of kingship’, and Xenophon and Isocrates’ model of ‘virtue monarchy’. In turn, these allow a rereading of explorations of kingship and excellence in Plato’s later political thought, seen as a critique of these models, and also in Aristotle’s account of total kingship or pambasileia, treated here as a counterfactual device developed to explore the epistemic benefits of democracy. This book offers a fascinating insight into the institution of monarchy in classical Greek thought and society, both for those working on Greek philosophy and politics, and also for students of the history of political thought.
Categories: History

Lost Knowledge

Lost Knowledge

L'Atlantide: Petite histoire d'un mythe platonicien. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2005. Vijayalakshmy, R. A Study of the Peruṅkatai: An Authentic Version of the Story of Udayana. Madras: International Institute of Tamil Studies, 1981.

Author: Benjamin B. Olshin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004352728

Category: Science

Page: 474

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Lost Knowledge: The Concept of Vanished Technologies and Other Human Histories investigates early texts that speak of sophisticated technologies millennia ago that became obscured over time or were destroyed with the civilizations that had created them.
Categories: Science

Plato and Hesiod

Plato and Hesiod

Trans. A. Szegedy-Maszak. Baltimore, MD. —— (2005), L'Atlantide. Petite histoire d'un mythe platonicien. Paris. —— (2007), The Atlantis Story: A Short History of Plato's Myth. Trans. of Vidal-Naquet (2005) by J. Lloyd, Exeter.

Author: G. R. Boys-Stones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199236343

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 373

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A collection of essays exploring the relationship between Plato and the poet Hesiod. The volume covers a wide variety of thematic angles, brings new and sometimes surprising light to a large range of Platonic dialogues, and represents a major contribution to the study of the reception of archaic poetry in Athens.
Categories: Literary Collections

I Speak of the City

I Speak of the City

... 2002); Chantal Foucrier and Lauric Guillaud, eds., Atlantides imaginaires: réécritures d'un mythe (Paris: M. Houdiard, 2004); and Pierre Vidal-Naquet, L'Atlantide: petite histoire d'un mythe platonicien (Paris: Belles Lettres, ...

Author: Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226792736

Category: History

Page: 560

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In this dazzling multidisciplinary tour of Mexico City, Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo focuses on the period 1880 to 1940, the decisive decades that shaped the city into what it is today. Through a kaleidoscope of expository forms, I Speak of the City connects the realms of literature, architecture, music, popular language, art, and public health to investigate the city in a variety of contexts: as a living history textbook, as an expression of the state, as a modernist capital, as a laboratory, and as language. Tenorio’s formal imagination allows the reader to revel in the free-flowing richness of his narratives, opening startling new vistas onto the urban experience. From art to city planning, from epidemiology to poetry, this book challenges the conventional wisdom about both Mexico City and the turn-of-the-century world to which it belonged. And by engaging directly with the rise of modernism and the cultural experiences of such personalities as Hart Crane, Mina Loy, and Diego Rivera, I Speak of the City will find an enthusiastic audience across the disciplines.
Categories: History

Plato and Myth

Plato and Myth

Valéry, P. (1957), 'Petite lettre surles mythes', in:Œuvres,Variétés I, Paris, Gallimard, Bibliothèque de “La Pléiade”, 961–967. ... ofExeter Press [L'Atlantide. Petite histoire d'un mythe platonicien, Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 2005].

Author: Catherine Collobert

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004224360

Category: Philosophy

Page: 488

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Through the contributions of specialists in the field, this volume addresses the still open question of the role and status of myth in Plato’s dialogues and thereby speaks to the broader problem of the relation between philosophy and poetic discourse.
Categories: Philosophy

Greek Literature and the Ideal

Greek Literature and the Ideal

Vernant , J.-P. “ Le mythe hésiodique des races : sur un essai de mise au point . ” Revue de Philologie 40 ( 1966 ) , 247–76 . ... Vidal - Naquet , P. L'Atlantide : Petite Histoire d'un mythe platonicien . Paris 2006 .

Author: ALEXANDER. KIRICHENKO

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192866707

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Greek Literature and the Ideal contends that the development of Greek literature was motivated by the need to endow political geography with a sense of purposeful structure. Alexander Kirichenko argues that Greek literature was a crucial factor in the cultural production of space, and Greek geography a crucial factor in the production of literary meaning. The book focuses on the idealizing images that Greek literature created of three spatial patterns of power distribution: a decentralized network of aristocratically governed communities (Archaic Greece); a democratic city controlling an empire (Classical Athens); and a microcosm of Greek culture located on foreign soil, ruled by quasi-divine royals, and populated by immigrants (Ptolemaic Alexandria). Kirichenko draws connections between the formation of these idealizing images and the emergence of such literary modes of meaning making as the authoritative communication of the truth, the dialogic encouragement to search for the truth on one's own, and the abandonment of transcendental goals for the sake of cultural memory and/or aesthetic pleasure. Readings of such canonical Greek authors as Homer, Hesiod, the tragedians, Thucydides, Plato, Callimachus, and Theocritus show that the pragmatics of Greek literature (the sum total of the ideological, cognitive, and emotional effects that it seeks to produce) is, in essence, always a pragmatics of space: there is a strong correlation between the historically conditioned patterns of political geography and the changing mechanisms whereby Greek literature enabled its recipients to make sense of their world.
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Conceptions of the Watery World in Greco Roman Antiquity

Conceptions of the Watery World in Greco Roman Antiquity

Vermeule , E ( 1979 ) Aspects of Death in Early Greek Art and Poetry , Berkeley . Vidal-Naquet, P ( 2005 ) L'Atlantide. Petite histoire d'un mythe platonicien , Paris . Vinson , S ( 1994 ) Egyptian Boats and Ships , Oxford .

Author: Georgia L. Irby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350136465

Category: History

Page: 296

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This book explores ancient efforts to explain the scientific, philosophical, and spiritual aspects of water. From the ancient point of view, we investigate many questions including: How does water help shape the world? What is the nature of the ocean? What causes watery weather, including superstorms and snow? How does water affect health, as a vector of disease or of healing? What is the nature of deep-sea-creatures (including sea monsters)? What spiritual forces can protect those who must travel on water? This first complete study of water in the ancient imagination makes a major contribution to classics, geography, hydrology and the history of science alike. Water is an essential resource that affects every aspect of human life, and its metamorphic properties gave license to the ancient imagination to perceive watery phenomena as the product of visible and invisible forces. As such, it was a source of great curiosity for the Greeks and Romans who sought to control the natural world by understanding it, and who, despite technological limitations, asked interesting questions about the origins and characteristics of water and its influences on land, weather, and living creatures, both real and imagined.
Categories: History

From Plato to Lancelot

From Plato to Lancelot

L'Atlantide : Petite histoire d'un mythe platonicien . Paris : Belles Lettres . Vie de saint Alexis , poème du XIe siècle . 1911. Edited by Gaston Paris . Classiques Français du Moyen Âge . Paris : Champion . Vieillard , Françoise .

Author: K. Sarah-Jane Murray

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 081563160X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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Considered the most important figure in medieval French literature, Chrétien de Troyes is credited with inventing the modern novel. The roots of his influential Arthurian romance narratives remain the subject of investigation and great debate among medieval scholars. In From Plato to Lancelot, K. Sara-Jane Murray makes a highly original and profoundly significant contribution to the current scholarship by locating Chrétien’s work at the intersection of two important traditions: one derived from Greco-Roman antiquity, the other from the Celtic world of the Atlantic seaboard. Drawing on a broad range of sources, from Plato’s Timaeus and Ovid’s Metamorphoses to the anonymous Lais translated in the twelfth century by Marie de France, Murray demonstrates that Chrétien and his contemporaries learned the importance of translation from the Mediterranean-centered classical tradition. She then turns to the Celtic world, examining how Irish monastic scholarship, as demonstrated by the Voyage of St. Brendan and Celtic saints’ lives, profoundly influenced the cultural identity of medieval Europe and paved the way for an interest in Celtic stories and legends. With breathtaking insight and lucid prose, Murray illustrates that Chrétien’s singular genius lay in his ability to look to the future and to lay the foundations for a thoroughly new, and French, tradition of vernacular storytelling.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cosmology and Politics in Plato s Later Works

Cosmology and Politics in Plato s Later Works

Mythe du tissage et du tissu dans le monde gréco-romain, Paris. Schmitt Pantel, P. (1992), La Cité au banquet, Rome. ... P. (1981), Le Chasseur noir, Paris. (2005), L'Atlantide. Petite histoire d'un mythe platonicien, Paris.

Author: Dominic J. O'Meara

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316872895

Category: Philosophy

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Knowledge of the structure of the cosmos, Plato suggests, is important in organizing a human community which aims at happiness. This book investigates this theme in Plato's later works, the Timaeus, Statesman, and Laws. Dominic J. O'Meara proposes fresh readings of these texts, starting from the religious festivals and technical and artistic skills in the context of which Plato elaborates his cosmological and political theories, for example the Greek architect's use of models as applied by Plato in describing the making of the world. O'Meara gives an account of the model of which Plato's world is an image; of the mathematics used in producing the world; and of the relation between the cosmic model and the political science and legislation involved in designing a model state in the Laws. Non-specialist scholars and students will be able to access and profit from the book.
Categories: Philosophy