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Classical Greek literature

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Classical Greek literature (Q720): The study of literature originally written in Classical Greek. Includes the use of techniques of literary analysis and interpretation.

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Document THE FLOOD MYTHS OF DEUCALION, NOAH, GILGAMESH, ATRAHASIS AND HATHOR

In the Timaeus 22a-b, Plato's Critias tells us that, 'on one occasion, when [Solon] wanted to lead [the Egyptian priests at Sais...

Atlantis, Plato, Flood myths, Noah, Deucalion, Gilgamesh, Atrahasis, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience, Bible study aids, Biblical archaeology view
Link HELIKE PROJECT

Helice, a city on the Corinthian Gulf, was destroyed by a tsunami in 373 BC. This could have inspired Plato’s thinking regarding his Atlantis...

Helike, Helice, Atlantis, Plato, Strabo, Earthquakes, Tsunami view
Link PSEUDOSCIENCE AND ATLANTIS

An excellent discussion of pseudoscience by the philosopher Stephen Law of the University of London, which is very pertinent to many approaches to...

Atlantis, Pseudoscience, Pseudoarchaeology, Plato, Plato's 'Critias', Plato's 'Timaeus', Plato's 'Kritias', Plato's 'Timaios' view
Link PLUTARCH'S "LIFE OF SOLON" AND ATLANTIS

Atlantis, "The Island of Atlas", had never been mentioned anywhere in the whole of world literature until, in a fictional conversation in Plato’s...

Atlantis, Plato, Plutarch, biography, Archaeology, Pseudoarchaeology view
Link HYPERBOREA, HYPERBOREANS AND ATLANTIS

Up in the Greek mythological north we find Hyperborea, ‘the Land Beyond the North Wind’, inhabited by the Hyperboreans - a blessed race who spent...

Atlantis, Hyperborea, Hyperboreans, myth, Archaeology, Mythical lands, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience, Greek Myth, Plato view
Link XERXES AT THE HELLESPONT

Herodotus' description of Xerxes' bridging of the Hellespont show us the combination of ambitious engineering projects with out-of-control...

Atlantis, Plato, Herodotus, Xerxes, hybris, Ancient Greek, Persian Wars, Ancient history view
Link PLATO'S 7th LETTER

Plato’s Seventh Letter provides some evidence for his visits to Italy and Sicily.This link takes you to a translation.

Plato, Sicily, Plato's 'Epistles', Letter 7, Atlantis view
Link PLATO'S CRITIAS (KRITIAS)

The Atlantis myth is unique in the corpus of Greek mythology in that it has no antecedents, and it has no genealogical relationship to any earlier...

Plato, Plato's 'Critias', Plato's 'Kritias', Greek philosophy, Atlantis, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience, Ancient Greek view
Link PLATO'S 'TIMAEUS': TRANSLATIONS AND COMMENTARIES

This link takes you to a useful piece by Barbara Sattler entitled 'Plato's Timaeus: Translations and...

Plato, Plato's 'Timaeus', Plato's 'Timaios', Atlantis view
Link Lacus Curtius

Informative and wide-ranging website on Roman antiquity, including a photosampler of Roman and Etruscan cities and monuments (with a very large...

Roman, Classical, sites, Text, monuments, Architecture, Sculpture, coins, Rome, Italy, Europe view
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