In his dialogues Timaeus and Critias, the Greek philosopher Plato introduces the legendary civilisation of Atlantis, a naval superpower once located beyond the Pillars of Hercules.
Was Atlantis an invention, an idealised civilisation Plato used as a backdrop to reflect on democracy in Athens? Or was it inspired by a real place?
For millennia, Plato's dialogues kept humanists inspired, always eager to revisit the ancient texts about Atlantis as our knowledge about our world increased.

In his dialogues Timaeus and Critias, the Greek philosopher Plato introduces the legendary civilisation of Atlantis, a naval superpower once located beyond the Pillars of Hercules.
Was Atlantis an invention, an idealised civilisation Plato used as a backdrop to reflect on democracy in Athens? Or was it inspired by a real place?
For millennia, Plato’s dialogues kept humanists inspired, always eager to revisit the ancient texts about Atlantis as our knowledge about our world increased.