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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
  • Once, Artemis had a bow that could cuss like a Phoenician sailor.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The sea —" to Andy—"deny it all you may but it’s your birthright, it’s in your blood, back to the Phoenicians, the ancient Greeks —"
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • You bargain like a Phoenician sea trader, Sadie Kane.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Phoenician, very good!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In the Phoenician, one feels the merchant; in the Greek, the republican; in the Gothic, the citizen.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • And those there — Phoenician hen tracks,’
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Toohey, speaking easily and casually, gave a brief sketch of all known civilizations and of their outstanding religious monuments—from the Incas to the Phoenicians to the Easter Islanders—including, whenever possible, the dates when these monuments were begun and the dates when they were completed, the number of workers employed in the construction and the approximate cost in modern American dollars.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • ’The arch of the doorway was richly carved, but naturally I did not observe the carving very narrowly, though I fancied I saw suggestions of old Phoenician decorations as I passed through, and it struck me that they were very badly broken and weather-worn.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine

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  • The Phoenicians were probably the greatest ocean explorers in history.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • With these in troop Came Astoreth, whom the Phoenicians called Astarte, queen of heaven, with crescent horns; To whose bright image nightly by the moon Sidonian virgins paid their vows and songs; In Sion also not unsung, where stood Her temple on th’ offensive mountain, built By that uxorious king whose heart, though large, Beguiled by fair idolatresses, fell To idols foul.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Ahmad taught him how to spear a fish, how to row a boat alone, how to dive from the great Phoenician stones on the island’s southern wall.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • …be ascertained, and ever, and ever, the logarithmic tables to be corrected, for by the error of some calculator the vessel often splits upon a rock that should have reached a friendly pier—there is the untold fate of La Prouse;—universal science to be kept pace with, studying the lives of all great discoverers and navigators, great adventurers and merchants, from Hanno and the Phoenicians down to our day; in fine, account of stock to be taken from time to time, to know how you stand.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Let the Egyptians And the Phoenicians go a-ducking: we Have us’d to conquer standing on the earth And fighting foot to foot.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Residents of Phoenix are called Phoenicians.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The Phoenicians, the Egyptians, and the Myceneans were some of the earliest.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • The Phoenicians, thought Daphne glumly.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • He waves to the huge crowds lining the road as he is driven to the Phoenicia Hotel.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Phoenician Dido rules the growing state, Who fled from Tyre, to shun her brother’s hate.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • "The metaphor of Carthage. or the Phoenicians rather, is apt," Gorku said, setting down his tongs.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The boy dangled, a living Tarot card, the hanged man, the Phoenician sailor, innocent lost and barely above the wave of a stygian sea.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Martin was, like most inhabitants of Elk Mills before the SlavoItalian immigration, a Typical Pure-bred Anglo-Saxon American, which means that he was a union of German, French, Scotch, Irish, perhaps a little Spanish, conceivably a little of the strains lumped together as "Jewish," and a great deal of English, which is itself a combination of primitive Briton, Celt, Phoenician, Roman, German, Dane, and Swede.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Death by Water Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell And the profit and loss.
    T.S. Eliot  --  The Waste Land
  • Once I’d cut him down
    I made for a ship and begged the Phoenician crew for mercy,
    paying those decent hands a hearty share of plunder—
    asked them to take me on and land me down in Pylos,
    there or lovely Elis, where Epeans rule in power.
    But a heavy galewind blew them way off course,
    much against their will—
    they’d no desire to cheat me.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The Phoenicia Hotel is just two blocks from the blue Mediterranean.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The water breached and dodged the Phoenician stones surrounding the island without any difficulty at all.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • They were never more than a few steps from the cool Mediterranean, and Abdulrahman would follow Ahmad to the shore and up the great Phoenician stones of the wall.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • 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.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • Arwad had been a strategic military possession for an endless succession of sea powers: the Phoenicians, the Assyrians, the Achaemenid Persians, the Greeks under Alexander, the Romans, the Crusaders, the Mongols, the Turks, the French, and the British.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • She should thank him for her freedom and look grateful and overjoyed as the crowd of well-dressed Phoenicians looked on and whispered.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Percy yelped a curse that would have made any Phoenician sailor proud.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • In another place was a vast array of idols—Polynesian, Mexican, Grecian, Phoenician, every country on earth I should think.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • His sons he there proclaim’d the kings of kings: Great Media, Parthia, and Armenia, He gave to Alexander; to Ptolemy he assign’d Syria, Cilicia, and Phoenicia: she In the habiliments of the goddess Isis That day appear’d; and oft before gave audience, As ’tis reported, so.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Either the guards were on patrol in some other part of Phoenix, or they’d all been banished back to Walden and Arcadia, where they wouldn’t steal any more of the air that had been reserved for Phoenician lungs.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • This service Plautus rendered, consciously or unconsciously, by making two Carthaginian soldiers talk Phoenician; that service Moliere rendered, by making so many of his characters talk Levantine and all sorts of dialects.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It was strange to think of life going on as usual hundreds of kilometers away—the Waldenites and Arcadians toiling away while the Phoenicians complimented one another’s outfits on the observation deck and ignored the stars.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Thus, in order to enunciate here only summarily, a law which it would require volumes to develop: in the high Orient, the cradle of primitive times, after Hindoo architecture came Phoenician architecture, that opulent mother of Arabian architecture; in antiquity, after Egyptian architecture, of which Etruscan style and cyclopean monuments are but one variety, came Greek architecture (of which the Roman style is only a continuation), surcharged with the Carthaginian dome; in modern…
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • …there three series into their component parts, we shall find in the three eldest sisters, Hindoo architecture, Egyptian architecture, Romanesque architecture, the same symbol; that is to say, theocracy, caste, unity, dogma, myth, God: and for the three younger sisters, Phoenician architecture, Greek architecture, Gothic architecture, whatever, nevertheless, may be the diversity of form inherent in their nature, the same signification also; that is to say, liberty, the people, man.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Here, said she, 46 Is your card, the drowned Phoenician Sailor, (Those are pearls that were his eyes.
    T.S. Eliot  --  The Waste Land
  • 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?
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • Eight years out,
    wandering off as far as Cyprus, Phoenicia, even Egypt,
    I reached the Ethiopians, Sidonians, Erembians—Libya too,
    where lambs no sooner spring from the womb than they grow horns.
    Three times in the circling year the ewes give birth.
    So no one, neither king nor shepherd could want
    for cheese or mutton, or sweet milk either,
    udders swell for the sucklings round the year.
    But while I roamed those lands, amassing a fortune,
    a stranger killed my brother, blind to…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • …and cattle, rich in wine and wheat.
    Hunger never attacks the land, no sickness either,
    that always stalks the lives of us poor men.
    No, as each generation grows old on the island,
    down Apollo comes with his silver bow, with Artemis,
    and they shoot them all to death with gentle arrows.
    Two cities there are, that split the land in half,
    and over them both my father ruled in force-
    Ormenus’ son Ctesius, a man like a deathless god.
    One day
    a band of Phoenicians landed there.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • …at last, when the eighth had come full turn,
    along comes this Phoenician one fine day ….
    a scoundrel, swindler, an old hand at lies
    who’d already done the world a lot of damage.
    Well, he smoothly talked me round and off we sailed,
    Phoenicia-bound, where his house and holdings lay.
    There in his care I stayed till the year was out.
    Then, when the months and days had run their course
    and the year wheeled round and the seasons came again,
    he conned me aboard his freighter bound…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • …of guests,
    the first of the gods to pay back acts of outrage.
    there I lingered for seven years, amassing a fortune
    from all the Egyptian people loading me with gifts.
    Then, at last, when the eighth had come full turn,
    along comes this Phoenician one fine day ….
    a scoundrel, swindler, an old hand at lies
    who’d already done the world a lot of damage.
    Well, he smoothly talked me round and off we sailed,
    Phoenicia-bound, where his house and holdings lay.
    There in his care I…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Now,
    my father kept a Phoenician woman in his house,
    beautiful, tall and skilled at weaving lovely things,
    and her rascal countrymen lusted to seduce her, yes,
    and lost no time—she was washing clothes when one of them
    waylaid her beside their ship, in a long deep embrace
    that can break a woman’s will, even the best alive.
    And then he asked her questions ….
    her name, who was she, where did she come from?
    She waved at once to my father’s high-roofed house—
    ’But I’m proud to…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • …a flash she snatched up three goblets,
    tucked them into her bosom, whisked them off
    and I tagged along, lost in all my innocence!
    The sun sank, the roads of the world grew dark
    and both on the run, we reached the bay at once
    where the swift Phoenician ship lay set to sail.
    Handing us up on board, the crewmen launched out
    on the foaming lanes and Zeus sent wind astern.
    Six whole days we sailed, six nights, nonstop
    and then, when the god brought on the seventh day,
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
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