Atlantis: The Legend of a Lost City

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Frances Lincoln, 2002 - Atlantis - 32 pages
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A retelling of the legend of Atlantis. Floating on the emerald seas is a small rocky island belonging to the mighty Poseidon. Gradually, he transforms the island into a rich and fertile place. But as the golden years pass, his descendants start to act less like gods and more like men.

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User Review  - malindahodgson - LibraryThing

This is book is about a very popular legand that most children eventually hear about. The pictures are wonderful and bright. This will help clarify the true legand of Atlantis. Read full review

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User Review  - HayleeKai - LibraryThing

Atlantis is created by the Poseidon. THis god sees a village of people who have nothing and yet they are still happy. He wants to know what their secret is so he becomes one of them. In his scheme he ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Christina Balit has received widespread acclaim for her children's book illustrations. Her childhood in the Middle East influenced many of the Biblical landscapes found in this book. She now lives in the UK.

Plato was born c. 427 B.C. in Athens, Greece, to an aristocratic family very much involved in political government. Pericles, famous ruler of Athens during its golden age, was Plato's stepfather. Plato was well educated and studied under Socrates, with whom he developed a close friendship. When Socrates was publically executed in 399 B.C., Plato finally distanced himself from a career in Athenian politics, instead becoming one of the greatest philosophers of Western civilization. Plato extended Socrates's inquiries to his students, one of the most famous being Aristotle. Plato's The Republic is an enduring work, discussing justice, the importance of education, and the qualities needed for rulers to succeed. Plato felt governors must be philosophers so they may govern wisely and effectively. Plato founded the Academy, an educational institution dedicated to pursuing philosophic truth. The Academy lasted well into the 6th century A.D., and is the model for all western universities. Its formation is along the lines Plato laid out in The Republic. Many of Plato's essays and writings survive to this day. Plato died in 347 B.C. at the age of 80.

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