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Phoenicia

or Phenicia

[fi-nish-uh, -nee-shuh] /fɪˈnɪʃ ə, -ˈni ʃə/
noun
1.
an ancient kingdom on the Mediterranean, in the region of modern Syria, Lebanon, and Israel.
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  • The land of Phoenicia had always been a counting-house without a soul.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • The plain of Marathus is, next to Sharon, the most extensive in Phoenicia.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • But the great range of Phoenicia, its glory and its boast is Lebanon.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • The most important city of Phoenicia towards the north was Arvad, or Aradus.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • Women in Phoenicia seem to have enjoyed considerable freedom.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • Might not the whole of Phoenicia be in this way absorbed into the empire?

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • It is impossible to fix the year in which Phoenicia became independent of Assyria.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • Phoenicia continued faithful to Alexander during the remainder of his career.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • He is supposed to have derived his astrological notions from Phoenicia.

  • To that city's forces were joined those of Israel and of Phoenicia.

British Dictionary definitions for Phoenicia

Phoenicia

/fəˈnɪʃɪə; -ˈniː-/
noun
1.
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
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Phoenicia in Culture
Phoenicia [(fuh-nee-shuh, fuh-nish-uh)]

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.

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