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The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)
written by "Abbott, Evelyn"
...terranean by their harbour fortresses and factories. Their ships crossed the long basin in every direction, and everywhere they found harbours of safety. They showed themselves no less apt and inventive in the arts of navigation than the Babylonians had shown themselves in technical inventions and astronomy; they were bolder and more enterprising than the Assyrians in the campaigns which the latter attempted at the time when the[Pg 88] Phenicians were building Gades; they were more venturesome and enduring on the water than their tribesmen the Arabians on the sandy sea of the desert. In the possession of the ancient civilisation of the East their mariners and merchants presented the same contrast to the Thracians and Hellenes, the Sicels, the Libyans and Iberians which the Portuguese and the Spaniards presented 2500 years later to the tribes of America. FOOTNOTES: [63] Robinson, "Palestine," 3, 710. [64] Tac. "Hist." 5, 6. [65] Rénan, "Mission de Phénicie," p. 836. [66] Vol. i. pp. 344, 345. [67] Vol. i. p. 151. [68] Vol. i. p. 153. [69] Vol. i. p. 344. [70] The legend runs, "From the Sidonians, Mother of Kamb, Ippo, Kith(?), Sor," Movers, "Phœniz." 2, 134. [71] Isaiah xxiii. 1, 19; Jeremiah ii. 10; Ezekiel xxvii. 6; Joseph. "Antiq." 1, 6, 1. [72] Virgil, "Æn." 1, 619, 620. [73] Brandis, "Monatsberichte Berl. Akad." 1873, s. 645 ff. [74] Herod. 7, 90. [75] Stephan. Byz. Ἀμαθοῦς. [76] "Odyss." 8, 362; Tac. "Annal." 2, 3; Pausan. 1, 14, 6; Pompon. Mela, 2, 7. [77] Vol. i. p. 359. [78] Joseph. "in Apion." 1, 18; "Antiq." 8, 5, 3, 9, 14, 2. [79] Movers, "Phœniz." 2, 239, 240. [80] Diod. 5, 56. [81] In Homer Europa is not the daughter of Agenor but of Phœnix ("Il." 14, 321), just as Cadmus, Thasos, and Europa are sometimes children of Agenor and sometimes of Phœnix. In Hdt. 1, 2 it is Cretans who carry off Europa...

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