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Why the Ocean is called the AtlanticEdit
The Ancient Greek philosopher, Plato wrote about a legendary or fictional island of Atlantis. Plato put this supposed island, Beyond the “Pillars of Hercules.” Many scholars have assumed that the Pillars of Hercules referred to the Straits of Gibraltar. That would have put Atlantis outside the Mediterranean and in the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic got its name from that.