Discover the figures behind the legendary tale of Atlantis who reanimated the lost island empire that made up Atlantis.
Solon was one of the seven sages of Greece ex archon of Athens, statesman and poet.
His reforms in Athens, when Archon led to the reduction of poverty and debt with many people freed from slavery to the land after being driven into poverty by the richer landowning Aristocracy.
Solon cancelled the debts with winners and losers on all sides the citizens benefitted and the city state of Athens as a whole going forwards began to look away from an elite ruling class towards a state looking at moderation and reform of the state away from revolution and rule by force under a powerful elite tyrannical leader as seen in several Greek city states.
Solon, after his year as Archon in 594 B.C. travelled to study other city states around the ancient world.
His travels saw him visit Egypt and it was in the sacred city of the deity Neith SAIS that he was informed of the legend of Atlantis by Neith’s sacred priests taken from the tablets
retained in the deities sacred library.
Solon was shocked by the legend of Atlantis and the lost culture which had once dominated the ancient seas and world.
He took the legend back to Athens and it was retained within his family he used parts of the tale within his own poems however the Atlantis legend was handed down and finally a relative of Solon many years later none other than Plato came into possession of the tale and it was reanimated by the philosopher.
Many have speculated on the location and time of Atlantis however with the discovery of the Minoan World by Arthur Evans and his colleagues Crete and the Minoan empire became one of the likely candidates for Atlantis.
K T Frost put forward his theory on the connections when he penned an article titled THE LOST CONTINENT which was published in the Times February 19th1909.
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