[108e] Now first of all we must recall the fact that 9000 is the sum of years1 since the war occurred, as is recorded, between the dwellers beyond the pillars of Heracles and all that dwelt within them2; which war we have now to relate in detail. It was stated that this city of ours was in command of the one side and fought through the whole of the war, and in command of the other side were the kings of the island of Atlantis, which we said was an island larger than Libya and Asia once upon a time, but now lies sunk by earthquakes and has created a barrier of impassable mud
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