Putting Atlantis in its place, with scholarly circumspection and considerable aplomb, as per this postscript to Plato: ""Yes, your Great-grandfather Dropidas was right in reporting what his friend Solon told him. There was a mighty power in the Mediterranean world existing beyond the dark ages, and it did come to a sudden end in a series of catastrophes. After these great disasters its people, fleeing to the Greek mainland, came to grips with the early men of Attica and were defeated, while their island home disappeared beneath the sea in a great volcanic explosion."" How modern man has established the foregoing, after eliminating the mid-Atlantic as a possible site, is the subject of this study, which sets Atlantis in the frame of ancient history and stakes out areas for future investigation (some via new underwater equipment). Consistently interesting and frequently vivid, this scores also as a sound approach to a controversial, sometimes sensationalized topic (The Lost Continent of Atlantis, 349, J-129).