Horozco, Agustín de (L)
Agustín de Horozco was a 16th century Spanish historian who wrote a history of Cadiz in 1591. Maxine Asher has quoted from this work where Horozco describes Cadiz in ancient times being separated from the mainland by a deluge that was also responsible for the separation of Sicily from mainland Italy and destruction as far as Greece where the island of Euboea was cut off from Greece. He states that this inundation was accompanied by earthquakes and resulted in a great loss of life and land. If this account is reliable, it describes a cataclysm that affected the entire length of the Mediterranean and at least part of the Atlantic coast of Spain. It is reminiscent of Plato’s description of the catastrophe(s) that destroyed the armies of both Athens and Atlantis. Cadiz city council had Horozco’s work, Historia de la ciudad de Cádiz, reprinted in 1845, which is now available as a free ebook(a).