- an ancient kingdom on the Mediterranean, in the region of modern Syria, Lebanon, and Israel.
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But Phenicia, for the "iniquity of her traffick," was doomed.A Short History of Spain
Mary Platt Parmele
And those who borrowed from Phenicia the form of their temple, borrowed many other things too.
We read to-day of forgotten Phenicia and of ancient Britain.The Way to the West
In Greece also we find that ideas which came from Babylon had become known, by way of Phenicia, at a very early period.
He is represented as heir to the kingdom of Egypt: this he quitted, and obtained a kingdom in Phenicia.
- an ancient maritime country extending from the Mediterranean Sea to the Lebanon Mountains, now occupied by the coastal regions of Lebanon and parts of Syria and Israel: consisted of a group of city-states, at their height between about 1200 and 1000 bc, that were leading traders of the ancient world
An ancient nation of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Its territory included what are today coastal areas of modern Israel and Lebanon. The Phoenicians were famed as traders and sailors. They developed an alphabet that was eventually adapted by the Greeks and Romans into the alphabet used in writing English. In the Phoenicians' alphabet, the marks stand for individual sounds rather than for whole words or syllables, as in Egyptian hieroglyphics.