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  • NEWS MAY 2023

    NEWS MAY 2023

    As part of my process of disengagement from Atlantipedia, from June ’23 I shall be posting less frequently, rather than daily as I have done until now. Atlantipedia will remain online for the foreseeable future. I want to thank everyone who has written to me over the past few months with complimentary expressions of support […]Read More »
  • Joining The Dots

    Joining The Dots

    I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato’s own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.Read More »

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Benoît, Pierre

Pierre BenoitPierre Benoît (1886-1962) was the author of a very popular novel, L’Atlantide[159] about Atlantis, published in 1920 and subsequently adapted for the screen on three occasions, regarding which Egerton Sykes remarked that they were “three of the worst films that ever disgraced the film industry”. In the 1950’s Benoit’s work was turned in to an opera by the renowned classical composer Henri Tomasi (1901-1971).

After Benoît’s death it was reported that an extensive manuscript copy of the writing of Dionysus of Miletus was discovered among his papers. In the first edition of his book Benoît states that this manuscript had been in the possession of Ètienne Fèlix Berlioux. In it, Dionysus, writing around 550 BC, apparently claimed to have referred to the destruction of Atlantis in his document, but unfortunately it was later ‘lost’!

An English translation of Benoît’s text is available in hardcopy[0930] and on the Internet(a).