Plato is the author of a legend that is at least 2,000 years old. The story of Atlantis was passed down in the only way the people in that day could: by telling its story to the next generation orally. The reliability of the story has long been questioned, even Plato’s student, Aristotle, thought that the story was meant to be used as an educational fable to show that mighty and unethical nations would not last (Martin 10). However, Plato himself emphasized that Atlantis was a realistic truth. In Plato’s document, the character Critias replies to Socrates when asked if the story is true by saying, “I will tell an old-world story which I heard from an aged man; for Critias, at the time of telling it, was as he said, nearly ninety years of age, and I was about ten” (Plato 205).Critiasalso states, “L...
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