If Atlantis is myth, then why did Plato list the historical greek kings Cecrops, Erysichthon, Erectheus, and then Theseus, as having ruled at Athens in Greece after Atlantis went under? And did Plato really think that those kings lived 9,000 years before his time, but when ancient greek kings lists went back to only the circa 2000 B.C. timeframe, with the sons of Peleg/Pelasgus (the Pelasgians) and Elisha (the Hellens)?
Just before the time of those four greek kings listed by Plato, a great king of Attica, Ogygos, ruled when the sea level, according to legend, rose dramatically to consume much of Greece, so why did not Plato equate the obvious, that the flood of Ogygos, circa 1500 B. C., was the same sea level rise which consumed Atlantis, followed by the reigns of the four kings, after the 189 years of anarchy in Greece which followed the Flood of Ogyges, realizing that those four kings are acknowledged to have lived in the 1300 B.C. timeframe?
There are many submerged bronze age stone ruins off Spain and Morocco, in the shadow of the Atlas Mountains, right where Plato’s story indicates the ruins of Atlantis should be, but he said submerged Atlantis blocked the Straits of Gibraltar, what the ancients called the Straits of Hercules, yet we all know that strait is clear to ship traffic, always has been, and Plato repeated that, what he also should have known was a lie (the Greeks were trading with Tartessos in Spain at Plato’s time), so why did he repeat what he surely knew to be false?
Plato never mentioned the greek legendary Flood of Deucalion as possibly equating to the story of the flood of Atlantis (told to the Greeks by Egyptian priests), because he knew that the Flood of Deucalion was reputed to have covered the whole earth (like Noah’s Flood), but he didn’t equate the Flood of Ogygos to Atlantis, because for some reason he wanted to lead his readers to believe that bronze age navies and warfare, as described in the Atlantis tale, had been ongoing since 9600 B. C., which any archeologist will tell you is absurd, and belied by Plato’s own greek history.
The evidence is that Plato was an early enemy of the biblical timeline in Genesis, probably familiar with the hebrew Old Testament scriptures from Israel (the Greeks were well established all around the eastern Mediterranean at that time), eschewing the Flood of Ogyges timeframe for Atlantis, while as he strangely mentioned the four historical greek kings from circa 1300 B.C., this citation which could be his hint to us that he was just repeating the egyptian timeline for Atlantis, knowing full well that it must have been with the Flood of Ogygos. And see http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.