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James, Thomas

Thomas James was the 18th century author of The History of the Herculean Straits, in which he offered support for the idea of Atlantis in America [1739.1.216].

Neville Chipulina, a Gibraltarian, concluded his blog on the Pillars(a) with a quote from James’ 1771 book, who said – “The reader will observe by the great disagreement of authors, the almost impossibility of absolutely vouching for the truth of any fact. ” In 1854, Wm. Smith’s Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography [1719] summed up this uncertainty regarding the Pillars of Herakles by noting that when the ancient writers began to investigate the matter more closely, they were greatly divided in opinion as to where the Pillars were to be sought, what they were, and why they were called by the name of Hercules.

(a) http://gibraltar-intro.blogspot.ie/2015/10/bc-pillars-of-hercules-if-ordinary.html