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Sep. 10th, 2005 @ 02:13 pm Destroyed cities
The destruction of cities by war was certainly a common occurrence in the ancient world. I don't know if there were any noted instances of ancient cities being destroyed by floods. Does anyone know if any ancient philosophers (or writers in general) specifically meditated upon the destruction of cities?
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From:mind_ape
Date:September 10th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
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First thing that comes to mind is Plato's Timaeus and the destruction of Atlantis...Though it's really more of a set-up for the rest of the dialogue, which deals with the origin of the universe and such...
From:dark_abraxas
Date:September 10th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)

Gaia

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Hesiod would hint in his writings about being curses from the gods or the answer from the planet to our actions.

Not different from the Gaia theory:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia_hypothesis

where we have becomed cancer cells that the planet must wipe out to survive.
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From:novanglus
Date:September 11th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC)

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"Zeus tarries, but avenges still."