I can agree with your position to a degree. The only thing that I contest is that military ships were what of that period? Galleys: row or sail or
combined? Were there also trading ships that sailed the ocean and were not
tied to the shore, as was the case with many military type vessels
of that time period? I fully understand that the method of ancient seafaring was to stay relatively close to shore (coastal shipping/ships). As such,
were their no ocean going type vessels, not restricted to coastal operations? I have read Atlantis of the North
, by Jurgen Spanuth, but he is
not very specific when considering new theories dealing with ocean going vessels verses coastal.
My contention is that does he take into account the supposed trade that has been theorized that existed between Egypt and those inhabitants of South
America or those theories on Chinese/Olmec connections or African/Olmec connections that took place in the Atlantic/Pacific and not being restricted
to coastal type vessels?
I'm not discounting one bit what your saying/mentioning, but what I am saying is that maybe, just maybe, Plato was refering to ocean-type vessels and
not the majority of coastal-type vessels of that period when he was describing Atlantis being 6 days away.
I thank you for mentioning what you did, but I still doubt this articles claims.
It does not address the size mentioned by Plato (link was provided in initial posting) in the Critias
. He mentions the size twice and in two
The first was as mentioned in the intial post: " was an island greater in extent than Libya and Asia"
, also, and was the way to other
islands, and from these you might pass to the whole of the opposite continent "
. The other/second being that the dimensions of the capitol were
2,000 x 3,000 stades or approximately 385+/- x 580+/- km.
Here is another cite which has the Critias
, were Plato speaks of Atlantis:
I also found a pretty good analysis/breakdown on PLato's accounts here:
Atlantis: New Hypothesis
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