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w HEREIN AN ATTEMPT 1s MADE To DIves.T TRADITION of FABLE ;

AND TO REDUCE THE TRUTH to ITS ORIGINAL PURITY.

BY JACOB BRYANT, ESQ.

- THE THIRD EDITION.
IN SIX VOLUMES.

With A PORTRAIT AND
SOME ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR;
A v INDICATION OF THE APAMEAN MEDAL ;

Observations and Inquiries relating to various
Parts of Antient History;

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ANTIENT MYTHOLOGY.

PHOENIX AND PHOENICES.

As there has been much uncertainty about the purport and extent of these terms; and they are of great consequence in the course of history; I will endeavour to state their true meaning. Phoinic, or Poinic, was an Egyptian and Canaanitish term of honour; from whence were formed dowo, bowizes, bowizosis of the Greeks, and Phoinic, Poinicus, Poinicius of the Romans; which were afterwards changed to Phoenix, Punicus, and WOL. II. - R

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