But this question is wrong, there is no "original" map.
Also Botticellis map is *not* original.
So I dared to suggest an *other* map. Just an other map.
Am I now damned to Dante's hell because of this? Which circle is reserved for me?
And I dared to add value concerning the topic of this forum. Atlantis. Aristotle. Another map.
Dante's Inferno alone is not fitting to this forum but only "Ancient Mysteries & Alternative History".
PS: Ah the bad Web link: http://www.atlantis-...wsl_archive.htm
(It is the one which adds the value)
Proclus, this discussion does not concern Atlantis. Bring that to one of the existing (or recent) discussions about Atlantis. Linking The Divine Comedy to Atlantis is at best tenuous, at worst outright comical.
I've had to say this before and I'd rather not have to say it again, but you are not an expert in these matters. Whether or not the Atlantis web page in your link is of your own creation, it does not constitute a vetted academic review. You cannot use yourself as a source. This is evidently why other posters are so frustrated with you.
Certain things you say come across as quite odd: in this case, that Botticelli's map is not original. I don't know where you're getting that from. Botticelli painted it in the early fifteenth century, on vellum. It is most certainly original. And I know of no respectable source that states Dante cared a whit about the Atlantis fable to the extent that it inspired his Divine Comedy, or even parts of it. The very concept of Inferno is Christian to the core, as are the other two books. Dante's work is largely a cultural expression on his part, as well as a tool to humiliate those who caused him to be tossed out of Florence. In part it was a brilliant work of revenge, as well as a means by which he wished to show his own ascension from the murk of his life.