Atlantis( Ancient Greek: Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, "island of Atlantis") is a fictional island mentioned within an allegory based on the foolish pride (hubris) of nations in Plato’s work of Timaeus and Critias, where it represents the antagonist naval power that besieges "Ancient Athens", the pseudo-histiric embodiment of Plato's ideal state (see The Republic). In the story, Athens repels the Atlantean attack unlike any other nation of the (western) known world supposedly giving testament to the superiority of Plato's concept of a state.At the end of the story, Atlantis eventually falls out of favor with the gods and submerges into the Atlantic Ocean.
While present-day philologists and historians accept the story's fictional character,there is still debate on what served as its inspiration. The fact that Plato borrowed some of his allegories and metaphors—most notably the story opd Gyges —from older traditions has caused a number of scholars to investigate possible inspiration of Atlantis from Egyption records of the Thera eruption, the Sea Peoplesa invasion, or the Trojan War. Others have rejected this chain of tradition as implausible and insist that Plato designed the story from scratch,drawing loose inspiration from contemporary events like the failed Athenian invasion of Sicily in 415–413 BC or the destruction of Helike in 373 BC.
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