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Phoenicia
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The Aeneid
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  • Phoenician Dido rules the growing state, Who fled from Tyre, to shun her brother’s hate.
  • For this ’t is needful to prevent her art, And fire with love the proud Phoenician’s heart: A love so violent, so strong, so sure, As neither age can change, nor art can cure.
  • Not far from these Phoenician Dido stood, Fresh from her wound, her bosom bath’d in blood; Whom when the Trojan hero hardly knew, Obscure in shades, and with a doubtful view, (Doubtful as he who sees, thro’ dusky night, Or thinks he sees, the moon’s uncertain light,) With tears he first approach’d the sullen shade; And, as his love inspir’d him, thus he said: "Unhappy queen! then is the common breath Of rumor true, in your reported death, And I, alas! the cause?

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  • The Phoenician alphabet is generally believed to be the ancestor of all modern alphabets.
  • One of those Phoenicians who assume all Waldenites are illiterate.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100

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