How to use Phoenicia in a sentence
Sometimes, especially in Phoenicia, human beings were offered in sacrifice, the most repulsive peculiarity of polytheism.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
He also revived the old trading-connexions between Egypt and Phoenicia.
He had usurped the throne and was the first important Phoenician king after Hiram (see Phoenicia).
Voyages even to countries as distant as Egypt and Phoenicia are not unknown.The Heroic Age | H. Munro Chadwick
The latter was then dead, but my wife, with whom I lived happily for many years in Phoenicia, was quite as beautiful.The Vizier of the Two-Horned Alexander | Frank R. Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for Phoenicia
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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Cultural definitions for Phoenicia
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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