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Atlantis  The Origin of a Legend    Greg Alexander
 

 

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Atlantis : The Origin of a Legend
by Greg Alexander
UK price: £10.99     US price: $12.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 108
ISBN: 0-595-33267-6
Published: Oct-2004 

Do we at last have an explanation of how the Atlantis story came to be? This intriguing book is an account of the story's origin from legendary history through to elaborate narrative on the part of Plato.

Book Description
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.

About the author

Born in 1969, Greg Alexander has lived his entire life in South Buckinghamshire . Although he did not attend university after further education, he benefited from years of self-education in the arts and sciences. He claims that this has helped him to develop the fresh and original views that he has on the various subjects he has studied. Before taking up writing as a serious pursuit, however, he worked for eight years as a laboratory technician in the healthcare industry. Besides his original study on Atlantis he has also written on the subjects of Stonehenge and the Druids, again arguably breaking new ground in each area.

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