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By: (c. 428 BC - c. 347 BC)

Critias, written by Plato, is a fascinating dialogue that delves into the story of the lost city of Atlantis. The text is not only an intriguing exploration of ancient civilizations but also offers valuable insights into ethics, politics, and human nature.

Plato's writing is eloquent and thought-provoking, weaving together mythology, history, and philosophy seamlessly. The character of Critias serves as a compelling narrator, guiding readers through the narrative and providing important context for the legendary city of Atlantis.

One of the most intriguing aspects of the dialogue is Plato's exploration of power and corruption. Through the story of Atlantis, he raises important questions about the dangers of unchecked ambition and the need for ethical leadership. This theme remains relevant in today's society, making Critias a timeless piece of literature.

Overall, Critias is a captivating read that will leave readers pondering the mysteries of the past and the complexities of human nature. Plato's masterful storytelling and philosophical musings make this text a must-read for anyone interested in ancient history, philosophy, or simply a good story.

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This is an incomplete dialogue from the late period of Plato's life. Plato most likely created it after Republic and it contains the famous story of Atlantis, that Plato tells with such skill that many have believed the story to be true. Critias, a friend of Socrates, and uncle of Plato was infamous as one of the bloody thirty tyrants.

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