In Greece also we find that ideas which came from Babylon had become known, by way of Phenicia, at a very early period.
We read to-day of forgotten Phenicia and of ancient Britain.
He is said to have sailed first to Phenicia and Cyprus; and afterwards to Rhodes.
He is represented as heir to the kingdom of Egypt: this he quitted, and obtained a kingdom in Phenicia.
The country called Phenicia could not have sufficed for the effecting all that is attributed to these mighty adventurers.
Another worship which prevailed in Phenicia should not be left unnoticed—that of the Cabiri.
But Phenicia, for the "iniquity of her traffick," was doomed.
And those who borrowed from Phenicia the form of their temple, borrowed many other things too.
He mentions applying to a great number of authors, in Phenicia.
He brought them with him undoubtedly, but whether from Egypt or Phenicia, can not now be known.
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.