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Old 06-08-2009, 12:20 PM
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I am an author who has explained the true origins of the Atlantis story in my book “Atlantis, the Origins of a Legend”. Despite the credibility of my new theory however none of the mainstream publishers will take it on and the press I have contacted regarding my new theory never reply. Instead we are treated to the endless piffle regarding sunken ruins being discovered off the coast of whatever. This has left me thinking this must be some kind of orchestrated cover up but I cannot work out exactly why this should be.

My theory goes that Plato’s account of the story is unreliable and that Diodorus’ account of the ‘Atlantians’ in Africa is far closer to the original. The word ‘Atlantis’ is most certainly derived from ‘Atlas’ and in Greek mythology Mount Atlas is situated in Africa. Diodorus goes on to tell us that it was actually a lake containing an inhabited island that disappeared during an earthquake and that the island was inhabited by Amazons and not their closest rivals the Atlantians, living at the base of Mount Atlas. Diodorus also tells us that it was the Amazons who defeated the Atlantians and then went on to challenge the might of the Greeks. This accords well with Greek mythology where the Amazons were said to have fought with the Greeks in Asia Minor and not the inhabitants of Atlantis as Plato claimed.

I managed to self-publish my book at some cost and despite much advertising very few copies have ever sold. Its available at Amazon Books (no pun intended!) if you want to read more or see my website at Atlantis, the Origin of a Legend.

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Old 09-18-2009, 12:57 AM
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I assumed the story was exopolitical, isn't it?
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:11 AM
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Atlantis was a plot device used by Plato to describe the "Perfect Society". Thats it. It never existed.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:39 PM
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Atlantis was a plot device used by Plato to describe the "Perfect Society". Thats it. It never existed.
Before Plato, there were already many stories about highly advanced lost civilisations worldwide. Many believe Plato at some degree based his story on such a civilisation.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:40 PM
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Yes, but not one specifically named "Atlantis".
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:59 PM
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Yes, but not one specifically named "Atlantis".
Maybe not, but it's nevertheless the most common name given to the very concept of a lost civilisation next to "Mu", "Lemuria", "Hyperborea", "Eden" or "Thule". Although there are indications that's at least one unknown advanced society did exist in our very deep past, we don't have nearly enough information to know if these names refer to several real civilisation, one civilisation or if they were made-up. All we have are just bits and pieces of anarchronistic technology and confusing myths passed orally from generation to generation before they were ever written down.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:37 PM
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It is an anomaly, much like most cultures having a flood story.
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