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What is human infatuation and obsession with "utopia" but remembrance of the perfection that was the promise of the Garden of Eden, a longing for that perfection which is delusional, clueless, having forgotten or rejected how to attain to it?

Utopia | Wikipedia
Utopian and dystopian fiction | Wikipedia

The Greeks and the Utopia: an overview through ancient Greek Literature
It is a common experience to dream of a world where everyone would live happy and in harmony with both the environment and the other people, without sufferings and injustice, under a perfect socio-political system, without wars or hunger. This dream has inspired different people from different eras and cultures to build imaginary worlds for compensating the dissatisfaction with the current one. Utopia is the name of the imaginary world they proposed either as alternative one or as temporary oasis able to release people from the reality. Literally meaning ‘no-place’, the term has an ancient Greek root but it does not exist in the vocabulary of ancient Greek language. Although ancient Greeks did not have a conscious concept of utopia, they, however, dreamt, wrote, proposed — with different aims — what we would call now (paradoxically using a ‘modern’ term) ‘utopic’ worlds. From the archaic to the post-classic period, we find literary expressions of utopic thought in ancient Greek culture. Such expressions constitute the basis of the modern Utopia and Utopianism with their positive and negative implications. This essay takes a more detailed look at the work of Aristophanes, considered one of the greatest Greek playwrights, and inquires whether his comedies can be considered utopias.

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Utopia: Satirical and Other Utopias | Infoplease
Utopia: Bibliography | Infoplease

Utopia Secular and Religious

A Short History of Utopian Studies

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Genesis and Early Man The Orthodox Patristic Understanding
The Quest to Save the Garden of Eden
Garden of Eden
Eden, Garden of | Jewish Encyclopedia
Do these mysterious stones mark the site of the Garden of Eden?
Has the Garden of Eden been found?
Was the Garden of Eden a ‘sanctuary’ from a hostile outside world?
Searching for the Forbidden Fruit of the Garden of Eden
Andrew Linzey | Wikipedia
Christian vegetarianism | Wikipedia

Golden Age

Golden Age | Wikipedia


Plato’s “Republic” was a totalitarian nightmare, not a utopia
Literature and philosophy are littered with visions of utopia drawn up by thinkers with various ideological frameworks. Some are based on alternative economic systems; some fit a specific view of human psychology; others hope to find harmony with nature. Like nearly every other area of intellectual endeavor, they all owe a debt to Plato, who did it first.


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Location hypotheses of Atlantis | Wikipedia
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Chapter Eight: Adam and Atlas―Eden and the Fall of Atlantis Typhon: A Chronology of the Holocene Period — Stephen E. Franklin
The Search for Atlantis


Thomas More's Utopia
Sir Thomas More Biography
About Utopia and Utopian Literature


Oceania and the Victorian Imagination: Where All Things Are Possible
Oceania, or the South Pacific, loomed large in the Victorian popular imagination. It was a world that interested the Victorians for many reasons, all of which suggested to them that everything was possible there.
Travel Narratives
Victorian Utopias
Visions of the future




The Society for Utopian Studies
Utopian Studies | Penn State University Press

Timothy Miller | Wikipedia
Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Kansas
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Experimental Americans: Celo and Utopian Community in the Twentieth Century — George L. Hicks
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Urban Utopias in The Twentieth Century : Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier — Robert Fishman
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Twentieth Century Interpretations of Utopia : A Collection of Critical Essays — William Nelson, ed.
Dreams of Peace and Freedom: Utopian Moments in the Twentieth Century — J. M. Winter
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