The Timaeus and The Critias (Hardcover)

The Timaeus and The Critias By Plato, Benjamin Jowett (Translator), Christian Schulen (Editor) Cover Image
By Plato, Benjamin Jowett (Translator), Christian Schulen (Editor)
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Among all the writings of Plato the Timaeus is the most obscure to the modern reader, and has nevertheless had the greatest influence over the ancient and mediaeval world. The Critias is a fragment and it was designed to be the second part of a trilogy. Timaeus had brought down the origin of the world to the creation of man, and the dawn of history was now to succeed the philosophy of nature. It tells us about Atlantis and Critias returns to this story, professing only to repeat what Solon was told by the priests. The war of which he was about to speak had occurred 9000 years ago. One of the combatants was the city of Athens, the other was the great island of Atlantis.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781609425173
ISBN-10: 1609425170
Publisher: Iap - Information Age Pub. Inc.
Publication Date: May 1st, 2019
Pages: 100
Language: English