If you are still reading this, Theopompus never mentioned an Atantis destroyed 9,000 years before his tme nor in 9,000 B.C.
Thanks for your comment, but as you know, root- words are important in some discussions and breaking the words down and the use of etymology helps to resolve debates sometimes. Unlike a couple of others we've witnessed, I don't sit there and make up stuff as I go. I hope you'll agree. Surely I have not quoted from a Pompus or even Mr Ripley. There are those who quote from President Andrew Jackson, America's first Jack Ass! This was how the Democratic mascot was born when a critic from his audience began name calling. The pun stuck ever since.
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