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In the first place, then, he went to Egypt,1 and lived, as he himself says,2

Where Nile pours Forth his floods, near the Canobic shore.
He also spent some time in studies with Psenophis of Heliopolis and Sonchis of Sais, who were very learned priests. From these, as Plato says,3 he heard the story of the lost Atlantis, and tried to introduce it in a poetical form to the Greeks.4

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