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Plato, Timaeus, section 24e (search)
both for magnitude and for nobleness. For it is related in our records how once upon a time your State stayed the course of a mighty host, which, starting from a distant point in the Atlantic ocean, was insolently advancing to attack the whole of Europe, and Asia to boot. For the ocean there was at that time navigable; for in front of the mouth which you Greeks call, as you say, 'the pillars of Heracles,'i.e., the Straits of Gibraltar. there lay an island which was larger than Libyai.e., Africa. and Asia together; and it was possible for the travellers of that time to cross from it to the other islands, and from the islands to the whole of the continent