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From: "James P. Robinson III" <>
Subject: Re: SPEAK TO YOUR ANCESTORS
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 16:37:44 +0100


I believe that the only references to Atlantis in Plato are in the Timaeus
and the Critias, which are reported as being lectures told by Socrates.

As the clock struck 11:12 AM 7/7/1999 +0000, took pen
in hand and wrote:
>On 5 Jul 1999 05:51:24 -0700, (Francisco Antonio
>Doria) wrote:
>
>> remarked:
>>
>>>Some scientific proof attests to the activities in the Atlantic and Pacific
>>>Oceans having had land masses that now are in the ocean (Atlantis).
>>
>>Sorry, but - where did you get that? Atlantis is a distorted memory of
>>the Knossos empire.
>>
>Sorry, but - where did you get that? The earliest recorded mention of
>Atlantis is probably in Plato's Republic and the description there
>includes "beyond the Gates of Hercules." The [oral?] traditions on
>which Plato relied (if he did not make up the legend out of whole
>cloth) may have been distorted memories of some actual past
>conditions, but it is facile to point unconditionally at Knossos as
>the paradigm of the legend.
>
>Bryant Smith
>Austin, Texas
>
>
>>chico
>>
>>Francisco Antonio Doria
>>
>>
>>
>

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