The mysterious Phoenicians and the ancient Mediterranean are experienced in richer detail than ever before in this well researched and intriguing narrative. Instead of seeing darkness in the years before classical Greece, we now see glimmers of light revealing a continuous parade of remarkable societies, great leaders and epic events. Drawing back the veil of secrecy surrounding the Phoenicians uncovers new glimpses of Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and people of other societies. Sanford Holst is one of the world's leading authorities on the Phoenicians, and appears in the BBC series Ancient Worlds. Elected a member of the prestigious Royal Historical Society for his work in this field, Holst has presented academic papers on the Phoenicians at universities around the world. Working with respected experts, often on-site, he has added photos, sources, and five years of additional research to his previous work. This is a walk through the idyllic ancient Mediterranean you will long remember.
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I have been reading book after book to learn more about the history of the ancient Mediterranean. After many books and half a dozen "The Great Courses" videos, I have come across "Phoenician Secrets". Thanks to Sanford Holst for authoring this well written story of the Phoenicians that addresses the ancient history of the Mediterranean so comprehensively.
I had not realized that Sicily had such a Greek heritage (as well as Phoenician) until I visited Syracuse and quite a bit of the countryside from there to Punta Secca. I also spent a short time in Naxos and Palermo. It was what I saw, heard, and learned that stimulated my interest in Mediterranean history.
This book helped give me an understandable perspective on Sicilian history. I hope to be able to return for a three week (or more) visit to learn more about how the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians and the Greeks influenced this beautiful island. The ruins I saw in Cartagena, Spain even make...
A vivid, thrilling account of an incredibly interesting group of people. This is a fantastic book.
Very interesting! Lots of new insight and intelligence on trade of ancient world. Must read!
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