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Usage examples for phoenician

  1. " 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Of the twenty- two Phoenician letters the Greeks took but twenty- one. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. And certainly the old Phoenician Tanit always reigned there. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. How fondly blest he seems to bear That fairest of Phoenician fair! – The Odes of Anacreon by Thomas Moore
  16. 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
  17. 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
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