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Staving John Cowan:
>Andreas Johansson scripsit:
>
> > I wouldn't say the identification is "unmistakable" - certainly alot
> > of more- or-less clever people have made other identifications! -
> > but I agree the Minoan hypothesis is the best one.
>
>To me the most plausible explanation is that Plato made the story up
>in order to make a point.  Nobody bothers to try to discover whence
>Thomas More got the story of Utopia, or what part of the Earth he
>could possibly have been referring to, after all!

Utopia is a thought experiment on the question of whether it would be
possible to run a country along the same lines as a monastery.

Pete