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I will not debate your points regarding Greek mythology here as the discussion is about Atlantis, an invention of Plato and not Homer. Plato does not utilise Greek mythology in his Atlantis tale other than a mention of some of the gods. Therefore to try to contradict my statements utilising such material simply does not work. To counter my arguments there is only one text that can be utilised and that is Plato's writing regarding the subject as this is the ONLY source of any information whatever regarding Atlantis.




you can only understand Plato within the greater context of Greek culture, and particularly if you're trying to make a case for astrological interpretation then one has to study the greater corpus of Greek mythology and cosmology...ostensibly Plato is not concerned with cosmology at all.


The original premise for Atlas, and the associated pillars of Hercules is sourced from other than Plato, dismiss such and any theory is baseless.





In any case much of Homer's work which you appear to have confused with that of Plato can be interpreted as being astronomical in origin. For an explanation of that ... which I admit is not generally accepted but is perfectly logical, and which I believe is what Homer was presenting in allegorical form, see Homer's Secret Illiad by Florence and Kenneth Wood. This was published in 1999 by John Murray.




Homer is only one of any number of Greek sources for cosmology/mythology, which would provide source background for Plato's world view, i see no justification for attempting to extricate Plato from greater Greek culture.


All theories that disregard the Greek conception of Atlas and the Pillars of Hercules sink...



Morph


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dimensions of atlantis ? 280 michael seabrook 02-May-10 09:40
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 175 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 07:20
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 177 michael seabrook 03-May-10 09:25
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 184 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 10:16
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 354 Morph 03-May-10 13:15
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 165 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 14:05
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 307 Morph 03-May-10 15:19
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 192 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 15:35
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 295 Morph 03-May-10 16:43
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 149 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 16:48
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 295 Morph 03-May-10 17:19
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 178 Starchaser 03-May-10 17:25
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 156 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 17:41
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 179 Starchaser 03-May-10 17:58
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 147 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 18:43
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 293 Morph 03-May-10 17:50
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 137 Starchaser 03-May-10 18:13
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 151 Joe Atlantis 04-May-10 20:45
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 159 Harry Sivertsen 05-May-10 09:17
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 191 Joe Atlantis 05-May-10 18:46
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 181 Harry Sivertsen 06-May-10 10:44
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 151 Warwick 06-May-10 18:13
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 213 Harry Sivertsen 06-May-10 21:07
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 168 Warwick 07-May-10 00:47
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 166 Harry Sivertsen 07-May-10 09:46
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 157 Warwick 07-May-10 16:21
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 163 Harry Sivertsen 07-May-10 16:46
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 153 Warwick 07-May-10 17:30
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 175 Harry Sivertsen 07-May-10 18:21
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 163 Warwick 07-May-10 18:56
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 155 Harry Sivertsen 07-May-10 22:53
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 163 Warwick 07-May-10 23:29
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 165 Dr. Troglodyte 07-May-10 21:33
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 164 Warwick 07-May-10 21:59
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 160 Harry Sivertsen 07-May-10 23:57
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 178 Warwick 08-May-10 00:42
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 175 Harry Sivertsen 08-May-10 01:09
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 176 Warwick 08-May-10 02:01
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 158 Harry Sivertsen 08-May-10 12:59
as you insist 174 Warwick 08-May-10 17:26
Re: as you insist 178 Harry Sivertsen 09-May-10 08:28
Re: as you insist 112 Warwick 13-May-10 17:24
Re: as you insist 157 Harry Sivertsen 13-May-10 17:32
Re: as you insist 174 Warwick 13-May-10 17:46
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 156 JonnyMcA 08-May-10 21:38
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 143 Harry Sivertsen 09-May-10 10:05
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 129 JonnyMcA 09-May-10 10:26
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 157 Harry Sivertsen 09-May-10 13:18
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 128 Warwick 13-May-10 17:58
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 159 Glanymor1948 09-May-10 17:18
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 163 Harry Sivertsen 09-May-10 18:31
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 156 Harry Sivertsen 09-May-10 18:45
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 138 Glanymor1948 10-May-10 12:01
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 167 Harry Sivertsen 13-May-10 09:54
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 179 Harry Sivertsen 11-May-10 09:58
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 161 michael seabrook 11-May-10 10:15
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 157 Harry Sivertsen 11-May-10 12:41
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 114 michael seabrook 11-May-10 22:41
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 153 Harry Sivertsen 07-May-10 23:20
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 164 Joe Atlantis 07-May-10 20:34
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 166 Starchaser 06-May-10 19:40
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 168 Joe Atlantis 07-May-10 22:56
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 147 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 17:30
Engonasin 284 Morph 03-May-10 18:52
For what it's worth... 329 Morph 03-May-10 19:05
Re: For what it's worth... 149 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 19:18
Re: For what it's worth... 273 Morph 03-May-10 19:26
Re: For what it's worth... 155 Warwick 04-May-10 21:22
Re: For what it's worth... 275 Morph 05-May-10 12:13
Re: For what it's worth... 152 Warwick 05-May-10 15:51
Re: For what it's worth... 286 Morph 05-May-10 16:19
Re: For what it's worth... 182 Warwick 05-May-10 16:37
Re: Engonasin 189 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 22:35
Re: Engonasin 284 Morph 04-May-10 16:11
Re: Engonasin 188 Harry Sivertsen 04-May-10 17:50
Re: Engonasin 166 Warwick 04-May-10 21:18
Re: Engonasin 299 Morph 05-May-10 12:09
Re: Engonasin 166 Harry Sivertsen 05-May-10 13:30
Re: Engonasin 283 Morph 05-May-10 15:24
Re: Engonasin 168 Harry Sivertsen 05-May-10 15:50
Re: dimensions of at lantis ? 143 Lee Burton 03-May-10 16:43
Re: dimensions of at lantis ? 159 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 17:01
Mod Note 169 JonnyMcA 03-May-10 18:17
Re: Mod Note 148 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 19:16
Re: Mod Note 173 JonnyMcA 03-May-10 19:33
Re: Mod Note 126 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 21:01
Re: Mod Note 150 JonnyMcA 03-May-10 21:20
Re: Mod Note 157 Starchaser 03-May-10 21:40
Re: Mod Note 149 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 22:02
Re: Mod Note 163 JonnyMcA 03-May-10 22:05
Re: Mod Note 152 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 21:49
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 150 Harry Sivertsen 03-May-10 14:37
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 190 Absinthujone 03-May-10 18:03
Re: dimensions of atlantis ? 282 Morph 03-May-10 21:50


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