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October 20, 2020, 10:22 pm UTC    
September 18, 2020 10:30AM
ealdred Wrote:
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> "Lots and lots of people have located Atlantis in
> lots and lots of places. [en.wikipedia.org]"
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> Yes but there can only be One place the is the
> Only best true match.

Yes. Inside Plato's head.

He was a moral philosopher. His motivation on beginning the text (which was never properly finished) was to forcefully bring home to the people of Athens the dire consequences of immoderate and unwise behaviour - greed, etc.

So, as part of this, he devised - invented - the tale of Atlantis. Bear in mind: he was writing a work of moral philosophy, not some latterday blog about a mysterious lost land that everyone should immediately start looking for.

Not that that's stopped ill-advised commentators picking up the ball and running with it, and missing the original point completely.

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