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ID: 6004687
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/6004687

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Phoenicia (historical region)  Phoenicia (historical region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 55 12 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 33.9200  decimal degrees
Long: 035 51 36 E  degrees minutes   Long: 35.8600  decimal degrees

Note: Ancient region in Asia along the Mediterranean, corresponding to modern Lebanon, with adjoining parts of modern Syria and Israel. Phoenicia was an important ancient country in ancient Syria, comprising several city-states by 1600 BCE. The Phoenicians were of Semitic origin (a branch of the Canaanites) and were famed as maritime traders. In 538 Phoenicia came under the rule of the Persians and it was later taken by Alexander the Great. The Roman Empire assumed direct rule in 64 BCE and Phoenicia was incorporated into the Roman province of Syria, though Aradus, Sidon, and Tyre retained self-government. The chief cities of Phoenicia (excluding colonies) were Sidon, Tyre, and Berot (modern Beirut).

Names:
Phoenicia (preferred,C,O,English-P,U,N)
Phœnicia (C,O)
Phenicia (C,V)
Phœnician (C,O,English,U,A)
Syria Phoenice (H,V)  ............ ancient Roman

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Phoenicia (historical region)  ........  Phoenicia (historical region) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Syria (province)  ........  Syria (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Phoenicia (historical region)  ............  Phoenicia (historical region) (P,H)

Place Types:
historical region (preferred, C)
province (H)  ............  of the Roman Empire, from ca. 194 CE

Sources and Contributors:
Phenicia..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 952
Phoenicia..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 353
Phœnicia..........  [VP]
.................  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
Phœnician..........  [VP]
....................  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
Syria Phoenice..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 27 July 2004
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 27 July 2004
..................  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 353
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 952
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 15 July 2004

 

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