scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,049
Phoenicians were the people who lived in the lands called Phoenicia These people are famous for being great sailors and traders and inventing the alphabet Even though they are very important we know very little about them Knowledge about Egyptians Assyrians and Chinese was a lot more than the Phoenicians We got more information about Phoenicians from other colonies than from the Phoenicians themselves They were known to a lot of people back in the ancient times One person called Pomponius Mela wrote about them Edey 1 The Phoenicians were a clever race who prospered in war and peace They excelled in writing and literature and in other arts in seamanship in naval warfare and in ruling an empire Moorey 66 Harden 19 They were the greatest sea traders at that time They started to appear in the east part of the Mediterranean in a place now called Lebanon The time when Phoenicians started to appear is still a mystery Some people say they started to appear in 1200 BC but others say in 1000 BC Later they started colonizing in the west part of the Mediterranean The east part is called Phoenicia East and the west is called Phoenicia West Edey 3 Phoenicia was not a unified state but a group of city-kingdoms Encarta 1 The independent cities were always competing and were always becoming jealous of each other even though they spoke the same language and worshipped the same gods This is why they did not come together and form a large empire They called themselves by their city name like Tyrians Byblians and Carthaginians The word Phoenician comes from Homer which means a dark red or purplish-brown color Edey 10 They were called that because they made a rich purple dye Edey 4 Most of the Phoenicians worked as sailors traders artisans explorers or boat-builders They went to a lot of places They traded with Egyptians Assyrians Greeks Babylonians Africans and Spanish
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA