Atlantis: The Origin of a Legend [NOOK Book]

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This absorbing book explores the possibility that the Atlantis story represents a distortion of a number of myths and legends already present in the ancient Greece and Egypt of the time. Putting more emphasis on Diodorus Siculus' account of the Atlantians, who places this people somewhere in Africa, is it possible that the island Plato spoke of was actually present in a lake not far from a large mountain? Piecing together the key details given in Diodorus, is it possible to identify these features in the Africa ...
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Atlantis: The Origin of a Legend

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Overview

This absorbing book explores the possibility that the Atlantis story represents a distortion of a number of myths and legends already present in the ancient Greece and Egypt of the time. Putting more emphasis on Diodorus Siculus' account of the Atlantians, who places this people somewhere in Africa, is it possible that the island Plato spoke of was actually present in a lake not far from a large mountain? Piecing together the key details given in Diodorus, is it possible to identify these features in the Africa of today? In a fascinating piece of historical detective work, the author is able to reveal to the reader precisely how a legend was born.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595780525
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/7/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 108
  • File size: 597 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2008

    Atlantis a mistranslation for ATHETA- Land

    Since Atlantis was not an island in the Atlantic' Both latin names.' than it must be the original Greek:' ATHETA- Land ' in the TETHYS- Sea'= the Indian Ocean.' Mount Olympus may be equal to the low knoll that carried Poseidon's Temple Obviously the real Atlantis was a Volcano -Kingdom at Ras- Aden Caldeira/ Crater / Port ADEN was demonized into HADES by King Salmanasser-3 when a Tsunami drowned the beseiging Assyrian army in 855 bc. The prospect of Both Mount Semien in Ethiopia or Killimanjaro in Kenia seems a red herring. Sincerely ' BlueHue ' dd 17-Sept-2008 Delft Holland

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