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Sub discovers signs of legendary Atlantis

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« on: June 09, 2015, 08:29:37 am »

Not really sure what you are getting at. Sure, the Greeks had many gods but I am not sure how deeply they believed in any of them. Following the section on Atlantis in Timaeus, is Plato's vision of the universe (in fact, most of it is that). The odd thing is that much of it does seem to describe a monotheistic entity similar to the Christian deity. But very little of that relates to Atlantis. I don't believe that Atlantis was the same as the Garden of Eden, at least Plato does not describe it that way.

The oddity is what I'm driving at. The Timaeus opens with the prelude of being/alluding to the continuation/association with the Republic dialogue, or at least with a very similar account of a utopian state/government that Socrates had discussed previously. Since the 4 guests, or rather 3 ((one is missing....who and why Plato makes him out missing? (this is another key/clue in solving the puzzle)) were to have hypothesized the ideal/utopian state described by Socrates in action at the most crucial point in the survival of a state, city or nation, which is during conflict with other cities/nations, and which naturally is when at war.  Atlantis arises in the story only as an empire meant to be an opponent, or rather, as a test for the ideal state described, which by some coincidence happens to be almost identical the "supposed" very ancient Athens only known about by the Egyptian priests, as told to Solon. At this point one has to consider the facts. There are not, anywhere in history, now as then, any historical or geological accounts of either ancient, ancient Athens or Atlantis. Since Egypt was to have been the source for the "truthfulness" as to the historical facts of both Atlantis and ancient Athens, it's worth noting that no such facts have ever been found anywhere in Egypt's monuments/temples and other archeological artifacts. Therefore Plato was the originating source. Back to the Timaeus. Take out the first couple pages of the Timaeus, (the Atlantis factor) and the rest is all about creation/religion, why? Consider that this is just one of the many oddities about the story. 

Some people speculate that Atlantis was some kind of terrestrial Eden. The Garden of Eden has nothing to do with Atlantis, as you correctly surmise.
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