Near the salt is a mountain called Atlas, very taper and round; so lofty, moreover, that the top (it is said) cannot be seen, the clouds never quitting it either summer or winter. The natives call this mountain "the Pillar of Heaven"; and they themselves take their name from it, being called Atlantes.
- Herodotus, Histories [4.184].
Is there evidence for the existence of Atlantis as described in the Timaeus & Critias from ancient Greek sources other than these texts? Do the motifs present in Plato's dialogues enjoy a "prehistory" elsewhere in the Classical corpus? This series of essays seeks to shed light on these questions.
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