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Aelian

aelianClaudius Aelian (170-235 AD) was a Roman teacher of rhetoric who wrote in Greek. In his Natura Animalium he has recorded [619.xv.2] how the natives of the Atlantic coast have a legend that tells of the Atlantean kings, who, in order to symbolise their authority from Poseidon, wore headgear made from strips from the skins of  ‘marine ram fish’ while their queens wore headgear made from the skins of  ’marine ewes’. [These animals have not been clearly identified] Nevertheless it would appear obvious from this excerpt that Aelian did not have any doubt regarding the reality of Atlantis.