Man on the Ocean

Man on the Ocean

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"[...]before Christ-the renowned city of Sidon being their great sea-port, whence their ships put forth to trade with Cyprus and Rhodes, Greece, Sardinia, Sicily, Gaul, and Spain. Little is known of the state of trade in those days, or of the form or size of ancient vessels. Homer tells us, in his account of the Trojan War, that the Phoenicians supplied the combatants with many articles of luxury; and from Scripture we learn that the same enterprising navigators brought gold to Solomon from Ophir in the year 1000 B.C. A short time previous to this the Phoenicians ventured to pass through the Strait of Gibraltar, and for the first time beheld the great Atlantic Ocean. Proceeding along the coast of Spain, they founded Cadiz; and, not[...]."
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.35mm | 222.26g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507709684
  • 9781507709689

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