Plato (;Greek: Πλ?τωνPlát?n “broad”pronounced [plá.t??n] in Classical Attic; 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher and mathematician inClassical Greece, and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition.Unlike nearly all of hisphilosophical contemporaries, Plato’s entire oeuvre is believed to have survived intact for over 2500 years, and he is arguably one of the greatest, if not the greatest, writer in the entire Western canon.
From Plato’s writing, we see a description of Atlantis:
At that time, as we said, Atlantis was an island larger than Libya and Asia put together, though it was subsequently over whelmed by earthquakes and is the source of the impenetrable mud which prevents the free passage of those who sail out of the straits into the open sea. - Plato, Timaeus and Critias, page 131.