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October 20, 2020, 10:25 pm UTC    
September 18, 2020 10:33AM
ealdred Wrote:
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> > Contrary to what you say, Atlantis did originate
> with Plato.
> >
> > There is no separate Atlantis Account. The only
> account there
> > is was invented by Plato himself.
> >
> >If Plato made it up - which he did - then there
> cannot be any
> > basis for this assumption.
> >
> > Yes. And it resided in Plato's imagination.
>
> It is true that the primary source for all
> subsequent Atlantology is "Plato's" text. And it
> is true that there is no universal consensus peer
> agreement on any other separate previous texts
> being related. But it is not proven true that
> Atlantis only came from Plato's
> imagination/invention. The site I favour has
> excellent matches for most of the details of the
> Account.
>
> > Quote
> > The oldest known mentions of an "Atlantic"
> sea come from
> > Stesichorus around mid-sixth century BC (Sch. A.
> R. 1. 211):[7]
> > Atlantikôi pelágei ( ,,, English: 'the Atlantic
> sea'; etym. 'Sea
> > of Atlantis') and in The Histories of Herodotus
> around 450 BC
> > (Hdt. 1.202.4): Atlantis thalassa (Greek: ...
> English: 'Sea of
> > Atlantis' or 'the Atlantis sea'[8]) where the
> name refers to "the
> > sea beyond the pillars of Heracles" which is
> said to be part of
> > the sea that surrounds all land.[9] In these
> uses, the name refers
> > to Atlas, the Titan in Greek mythology, who
> supported the heavens
> > [en.wikipedia.org]
>
> Interesting thanks.
> Herodotus came after Solon though before Plato.
> There is uncertainty about where the Atlantic sea
> of the Atlantis Account was/is.
> There is uncertainty about where the Pillars of
> Hercules were/are.
> It may be disputed where Atlas was. There is the
> mountains in nw Africa, but the temple of spheres
> he built might be Britain or Atlantis. His holding
> up the earth and heaven could imply a location at
> ends of earth.
> The sea that surrounds all lands is at least not
> disputed but Atlantis/Atlantic could be anywhere
> in that world ocean.

It doesn't matter "where" these places were. All that mattered to Plato was to try and get his point across to his countrymen.

To repeat: he was the sole source for the Atlantis story.

Hermione
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