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Phillips, Eustace Dockray

Eustace Dockray Phillips (1910-1995?) was a Professor of Greek Antiquities at the Queen’s University in Belfast. He has written books and articles on a range of subjects including, Greek medicine and The Mongols. One of his articles, The Argonauts in Northern Europe was published in Classica et Mediaevalia (27:1-2). In 1968, he published a 35-page article in the journal Euphrosyne (vol 2 p3-38) entitled Historical Elements in the Myth of Atlantis.(b)

In February 2022, Thorwald C. Franke published a review of Phillips’  Atlantis paper as well as a link to the original document(a).

>In his conclusion, he wrote – “Thus, E.D. Phillips positioned himself clearly against the invention hypothesis, though he saw – like Pallottino – no real Atlantis behind the historical tradition as used by Plato, because – according to him – it was an erroneous conflation of various unconnected real historical traditions.

Please note that the “Summary” at the end of the article does not reflect this conclusion well. You have to read the article itself to find out. Maybe the “Summary” was written with the intention to attenuate and obfuscate what Phillips really wrote? Please note also that Phillips published this article when the spirit of the times had already turned against him, see above, and when he was close to his retirement. Maybe Phillips, like many a scholar, dared to write his opinion about Plato’s Atlantis only when he had nothing to lose anymore?”<

(a) E.D. Phillips on Plato’s Atlantis – Atlantis-Scout

(b) https://www.brepolsonline.net/doi/epdf/10.1484/J.EUPHR.5.127377 *