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Usage examples for phoenician

  1. What they stood in fear of, was Tisaphernes and the Phoenician fleet of one hundred and fifty galleys, which was said to be already under sail; if those came, there remained then no hopes for the commonwealth of Athens. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. Of this theory, or rather conjecture, as it is unsubstantiated by the slightest proof, it is needless to take further notice than to observe that, provided the Phoenician language, as many of the truly learned have supposed and almost proved, was a dialect of the Hebrew, or closely allied to it, it were as unreasonable to suppose that the Basque is derived from it, as that the Kamschatdale and Cherokee are dialects of the Greek or Latin. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  3. Wilson endeavours to show, in the first place, that the Aztecs were simply a branch of the American Indian race; that their manners and customs were essentially those of the more northern tribes; that the origin of the whole race was Phoenician and that the Spanish account of early Mexico is almost wholly fabulous. – William Hickling Prescott by Harry Thurston Peck
  4. Then the Spartan took away his hands from before his face; he was looking stern, but smiled through his tears, and answered: " Phoenician you err! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  5. As early as the reign of King Solomon, ships freighted with silver sailed to Africa, and Jewish sailors in part manned the Phoenician vessels despatched to the coasts of the Red Sea to be loaded with the gold dust of Africa, whose usual name in Hebrew was Ophir, meaning gold dust. – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  6. Certainly the so- called Phoenician letters were familiar long before the rise of Phoenician influence. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  7. Phoenician colonies like Carthage, they were self- governing, and always had clauses inserted in the treaties concluded by the Republic to distinguish them from the latter. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  8. How fondly blest he seems to bear That fairest of Phoenician fair! – The Odes of Anacreon by Thomas Moore
  9. Now Dido the Phoenician holds him stayed with soft words, and I tremble to think how the welcome of Juno's house may issue; she will not be idle in this supreme turn of fortune. – The Aeneid of Virgil by Virgil
  10. Of the twenty- two Phoenician letters the Greeks took but twenty- one. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  11. If he's got some very interesting Greek or Phoenician nonsense on hand, he'll let me kiss him over his shoulder and say, 'All right- I'm busy. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  12. And certainly the old Phoenician Tanit always reigned there. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  13. It was one of the river stations on the line of the Phoenician traders in tin, that most precious and rare of ancient metals, between Marseilles and Britain, and in the early Middle Ages became, with Lyons and Beaucaire, one of the chief fairs of that historic trade route which the main lines of railway traffic still follow to- day. – The Story of Paris by Thomas Okey
  14. The Assyrian, Babylonian, Phoenician Hebrew, and Egyptian cultures were old before Rome was born. – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul by T. G. Tucker
  15. A tradition of the Phoenician occupation still exists, handed down from the remote time when the sun was directly worshipped. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  16. Soluntum was in the main and by origin a Phoenician town, with a Greek colouring; in 307 B. C. it was refounded for the discharged soldiers of Agathocles; later still, in Roman times, it had the rank of 'municipium'; most of its ruins are generally considered to be of Roman date and small objects found in it are also mostly Roman, and its street- plan may also be Roman. – Ancient Town-Planning by F. Haverfield
  17. Alexandria became partly peopled by Phoenician Syrian, and Jewish colonists, who brought with them the methods of manufacture peculiar to their own countries, and founded workshops which soon developed into flourishing establishments. – Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
  18. " Envy alone can reproach them for their industry and enterprise, for the activity of the Hellenes has improved upon the example set by them and their Phoenician kindred. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  19. Certain scholars of the eighteenth century declared that the rock bore an account of the arrival of Phoenician sailors, blown across the Atlantic and unable or unwilling to return. – Tales Of Puritan Land Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Volume 4. by Charles M. Skinner