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"Be that as it may, Spain, first civilized by the Phoenicians, and long possessed by the Moors, has indelibly retained many of the original impressions. Test her, therefore, and her natives by an Oriental standard, decypher her by that key,-how analogous will much appear, that seems strange and repugnant, when compared with European usages!"--A Handbook for Travellers in Spain (1845) by Richard Ford

"Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed."--Cato the Elder

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Phoenicia was an ancient Semitic thalassocratic civilization originating in the Levant region of the eastern Mediterranean, primarily located in modern Lebanon.

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