n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - The perception of Carthage in Classical Greek historiography
|Article Title||The perception of Carthage in Classical Greek historiography|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1994|
|Pages||1 - 14|
The Phoenicians, ancestors of the Carthaginians, first appear in early Greek sources. Homer refers to them as Sidonians in the Iliad and Phoenicians in the Odyssey. The term Phoenicians was invented by the Greeks as a collective denomination for the inhabitants of the Syrian coastal towns such as Tyre, Sidon, Biblos and Berytus. This term has become common usage.
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