The Atlantis Story
A Short History of Plato's Myth
Pierre Vidal-Naquet, translated by Janet Lloyd, and foreword by Geoffrey Lloyd
Geoffrey Lloyd is Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science at the University of Cambridge.
Janet Lloyd is one of the best known translators into English of French studies of the Classics; her many translations include for University of Exeter Press 'Plato and the City', by Jean-Francois Pradeau.
Pierre Vidal-Naquet was Director of Graduate Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris until his death in 2006. He was one of the most famous French Classical scholars in the post-war period. His earlier books in the field of Classics translated into English include: Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece, The Black Hunter: Thought and Society in the Greek World; Economic and Social History of Ancient Greece.
Foreword to the English Edition Introduction 1: In the Beginning was Plato 2: The Atlantis Theme in Antiquity 3: The Return of the Atlantes, 1485-1710 4: The Atlantis of the Enlightenment, 1680-1786 5: The Great Turning-Point, 1786-1841 6: Societies that are Open and those that are Closed 7: Interlude: Notes without Music 8: Water, Earth and Dreams Appendix: Two Articles from 'The Times' of 19 February 1909 Index of Names
It certainly deserves the wider market that the English translation ensures.
Harold Tarrant POLIS: The Journal of the Society for Greek Political Thought, Vol 25, 2
Janet Lloyd and Exeter University Press have performed an invaluable service to students of Plato’s Atlantis myth by making Pierre Vidal-Naquet’s short but wide-ranging study of its reception available in English. … admirably concise and an essential addition to scholarship on the myth.
John Hilton, Scholia Reviews, ns 17, 11
Size: 216 x 140 mm
Publication: November 15, 2007