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Alt 14.06.2018, 16:39   #2
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Hello Knakker and welcome to our forum. As you might have noted, our forum is in german language, and so you might not get as many answers as you expect. Some of us speak english, too, however.

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Atlantis as an anti-Semitic story
As far as can be reconstructed, Atlantis was more of a science-fiction story, than anything resembling reality. Plato tried to imagine an ideal state. That atlantis was a totalitarian regime, according to his description, is often ignored.

Why did Plato come up with such a religous story that was clothed with so many symbols that we find in the book of Revelation?
Because both books are members of the same genre, loosely speaking: utopian fiction.

And more: why was the main protagonist lacking in the Atlantis story?
Because when Plato lived, people obviously had a different concept of an exciting or inspiring book.

This protagonist was of course, Israel.

Or was Plato’s Atlantis story a Greek variant of early anti-Semitism?
No, more a pipedream of an ancient philosopher who did not have any experience with any political entity numbering more than a few ten thousand people. He might have had the impression that the rulers of Athens were ruling all of Athens and maybe more, however, it's not even plausible to imply that everybody had an idea of a totalitarian state (like Atlantis) when it came to the question of what constitutes a kingdom. It's true that modern totalitarianistic nations (or other political entities) invariantly degenerated to tyrannis. However, antiquity was quite different.

Not for nothing it was the apostle Paul who was sent by the resurrected Christ to the Areopagus to be confronted with the Gods of Atlantis.

A better question is: who was Plato anyway?
Surprisingly little is known about antique Philosophers like Plato, when it comes to questions of biography. I think it'd be reasonable to assume that the average contemporary Athenian thought about Plato as a nice, rich, well-known, reasonable guy who lived somewhere up the hill, and who was always helpful when it came to politics. What has been preserved of what he did and said must be merely a splinter of his life.
Perfidulo: Ich hatte erst vor, einen Roman darüber [über das verschwundene Mittelalter] zu schreiben.
Groschenjunge: Was ist der Unterschied zum Jetzt?
Perfidulo: Es quasseln nicht dauernd Leute dazwischen.
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