Plato, ambitious to elaborate and adorn the subject of the lost Atlantis, as if it were the soil of a fair estate unoccupied, but appropriately his by virtue of some kinship with Solon,1 began the work by laying out great porches, enclosures, and courtyards, such as no story, tale, or poesy ever had before.
1 Plato mentions the relationship of Critias, his maternal uncle, with Solon (Plat. Charm. 155a).
Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives. with an English Translation by. Bernadotte Perrin. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. London. William Heinemann Ltd. 1914. 1.
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