Mitropetrou, Elena P.
Elena P. Mitropetrou, a Greek archaeologist at the University of Patras, delivered two papers to the 2008 Atlantis Conference in Athens. She considers the Atlantis narrative to contain “a lot of true elements” She also points out that the Greek word nesos in the 6th century BC was employed to describe an island, but also, a peninsula or promontory. Mitropetrou herself considers the Iberian peninsula to be the “island of Atlantis”. In her second offering she discusses how Plato’s Atlantis story influenced later writers, such as, Francis Bacon, Thomas More and Tommaso Campanella.