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Helios
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« Reply #120 on: March 13, 2008, 10:53:32 pm »

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   posted 07-12-2004 03:06 AM                       
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Helios,
You may be very close to point of Erick. Indeed Plato's characters are confirming with regular intervals that it's all true.

So how do I see it all?

Erick has discovered a very delicate plot in the writings, based on the homograph idea. He cannot elaborate on that presently. But this would proof beyond any doubt that the Atlantis story is virtually identical to the sea people story. Just assume that this is true for the moment.

If there has been a real Atlantis city that was destroyed, it would also have been known in the other sources concerning the sea people. As it is not, the conclusion of the non existance of Atlantis is logical.

The question remains who made that delicate plot. Was it Solon, Critias or Plato? If it was not Plato and Plato acted merely as a reporter then he also could be convinced of the truth of the story. Solon was a remarkable man and a poet and it may be very likely that he invented the modification of the sea people story.

But then again Plato seems to have been rather intelligent too and he never played objective reporter before or after. So he may have had an objective when he had his characters stating the story to be true.

What would have been said in the missing part of the Critias?



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