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Description - Atlantis Destroyed by Rodney Castleden

Many-isled, far distant across the empty ocean - Atlantis, ruled by a confederacy of kings of unparalleled power and wealth. An advanced and dazzling civilisation, yet the Atlanteans had a dark and terrible side. They raised a huge and menacing army, thirsted for conquest, and threatened to invade and enslave ancient Greece. Plato's legend of the famed lost continent of Atlantis has become notorious among scholars as the most absurd lie in literature. Exciting our imagination and our curiosity, Atlantis Destroyed explores the possibility that Plato's account is the historical truth. In this fascinating account Rodney Castleden considers the widely-debated location of Atlantis and its destruction, the literary origins of utopian Atlantis and how this became confused with Plato's authentic account and also the remarkable parallels between Plato's narrative and the bronze age civilisation in the Aegean. Minoan Crete was much closer to Plato's description of Atlantis than has ever been previously suspected.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415247597
ISBN-10: 0415247594
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rodney Castleden

Rodney Castleden has been actively involved in research on landscape processes and prehistory for the last twenty-five years. He is the author of The Making of Stonehenge, The Knossos Labyrinth and Minoans.

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