Plato – long ago in the B.C.
Plotinus – long ago in the early A.D.
Gemistos Plethon – late 14th/early 15th c A.D.
Will the REAL PLATO please stand up?
The mysterious Epoch of the “Renaissance” in the Scaligerian chronology
In the Scaligerian chronology, the “effect of rebirth” is clearly expressed, supposedly “repetition of antiquity”. Ancient Plato is considered the founder of “Platonism”. Then his teaching dies, to be reborn a few hundred years later in another famous “Neoplatonist” Plotinus, allegedly 205-270 AD. The name of which “accidentally” turned out to be practically identical with the name of his spiritual teacher Plato. Then Neoplatonism also dies, so that after another few hundred years, but this time already in the 15th century AD, it will be reborn again with the same strength in another famous “Platonist” – Pleton. The name of which is again “accidentally” almost identical with the name of the ancient teacher Plato. It is believed that the medieval Gemist Pleton “revived” ancient Platonism and was a fierce propagandist”
Gemist Pleton organizes in Florence the “Pletonic Academy” – the exact analogue of the “ancient” Platonic Academy . A.A.Vasiliev wrote: “His (Pleton – Auth.) stay in Florence … one of the most important moments in the history of the transplantation of ancient Greek science in Italy, and especially the emergence of Platonic philosophy in the West” , v.3, h .2; .
Both the “ancient” Plato and the medieval Pleton write “utopias”. It is reported that Gemist Pleton is the author of the famous utopia Treatise on Laws, which, unfortunately, has not come down to us in its entirety. But on the other hand, the full text of the treatise on the “Laws” of the supposedly ancient Plato has come down to us. Like the “ancient” Plato, the medieval Pleton of the 15th century puts forward the idea of an ideal state. Moreover, his program is extremely close to the program of the “ancient” Plato. “Imitating” both of them, Plotinus, who allegedly lived in 205-270 AD, also hopes that the emperor will help him found the city of Platonopolis in Campania (and again in Italy), in which he will introduce aristocratic-communal institutions “according to Plato “, v.4, p.394-397.
Way back in the early 2000’s when I first came across Fomenko and New Chronology, I was so disgusted by the whole thing that I made it my mission to debunk the entire dung heap.
Over 20 years of study later and….
…the only thing that I have debunked is MY indoctrinated ideas about History.
As each year passes, I have found too much evidence for New Chronology. Too little against it.
Oh. Here’s a mainstream history view of Gemistos Plet(h)on – the Neo, NEO-Platonist. Who (coincidently) was born in Constantinople.