History of Phoenicia

History of Phoenicia

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by George Rawlinson
     
 

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Phoenicia, was the name originally given by the Greeks--and afterwards adopted from them by the Romans--to the coast region of the Mediterranean, where it faces the west between the thirty-second and the thirty-sixth parallels. Here, it would seem, in their early voyagings, the Pre-Homeric Greeks first came upon a land where the palm-tree was not only indigenous, but

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Phoenicia, was the name originally given by the Greeks--and afterwards adopted from them by the Romans--to the coast region of the Mediterranean, where it faces the west between the thirty-second and the thirty-sixth parallels. Here, it would seem, in their early voyagings, the Pre-Homeric Greeks first came upon a land where the palm-tree was not only indigenous, but formed a leading and striking characteristic, everywhere along the low sandy shore lifting its tuft of feathery leaves into the bright blue sky, high above the undergrowth of fig, and pomegranate, and alive. Hence they called the tract Phoenicia, or "the Land of Palms;" and the people who inhabited it the Phoenicians, or "the Palm-tree people."

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ISBN-13:
2940013853492
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
12/19/2011
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530 KB

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History of Phoenicia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read much ancient history, I am amazed that this classic stands tall acentury after its writting. It remains vibrant in its insight & its telling. If there is a criticism, it is that its 19th century author was deeply Christian & incapable of a reality separate from faith based ideas. Despite this, Rawlinson proved himself kind, forgiving and man capable of deep respect for sincere men who led the world into commercial reality ("in contrast to the barbarism of war)
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