Phantom Phoenicians

Dr Josephine Quinn. Martin Frederiksen Fellow, Tutor in Ancient History & Vice Provost of WorcesterCollege, Oxford.
The Phoenicians are believed to have been an ancient people who originated in what is now Lebanon, Syria and Israel, and flourished between 1550BC-300BC.
A maritime nation, they founded colonies across the Mediterranean including Tyre, Sidon, Carthage and Cadiz. Against this received wisdom, Dr. Josephine Quinn argues that they didn’t exist, at least not in the way we think they did.
Thursday 8 September 2011 ● 7.30 pm