The Secret of Plato's Atlantis - Thomas Arundell - PDF ebook

The Secret of Plato's Atlantis

The Secret of Plato's Atlantis

The following pages were written for the Month, but in the course of writing extended themselves beyond the limits of a magazine article; the third chapter more particularly became too elaborate in form for suitable publication in a periodical. I have, therefore, preferred to publish them separately. As, however, it would have involved too much trouble to have rewritten and recast the articles, I have printed them in their original form, as addressed to the readers of the Month. 

The subject, at least, is a curious and interesting one; and Mr Donnelly's work, which was the occasion of the articles being written, contains many curious speculations, and is written in a style calculated to give zest to the inquiry. It has had a wide circulation. I cannot expect the same circulation for this little volume, especially as the theory it offers is not of the same romantic and popular character; but I hope it may contribute something towards the solution of an interesting and difficult question.


I. Plato's Atlantis: Mr Donnelly's Theory . . i
II. Conjecture as to the probable Basis of Plato'sAtlantis 22
III. Further Conjectures — Diluvian Traditions. -33
IV. Recent Testimonies 57
V. Alternative Theories. .' . . . -75
Appendix A: The " Periplus " of Hanno . . .85
Appendix B: Plato's Atlantis 89
Appendix C: Theory as to the Prominence of the Bull in Tradition 100

the book details :
  • Author: Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour was the eldest son of Sir Matthew Arundell of Wardour Castle in Wiltshire, and Margaret Willoughby, the daughter of Sir Henry Willoughby, of Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, and his wife Margaret Markham.
  • Publication date: 1885
  • Company: London: Burns and Oates

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