- Hardcover: 216 pages
- Publisher: Liverpool University Press; 1 edition (January 3, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0859898059
- ISBN-13: 978-0859898058
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.8 x 6.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,494,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Atlantis Story: A Short History of Plato's Myth 1st Edition
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"Janet Lloyd 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. EL admirably concise and an essential addition to scholarship on the myth."--Scholia Reviews
"It certainly deserves the wider market that the English translation ensures."--POLIS
About the Author
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. 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. Geoffrey Lloyd is Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science at the University of Cambridge.