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Encyclopedia > 550s BCE

Centuries: 7th century BC - 6th century BC - 5th century BC


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Sicilian Peoples: The Phoenicians - Best of Sicily Magazine - Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Phoenicia, Carthage, ... (2327 words)
The Bible's Old Testament refers to "Canaanites" generically in referring to the early Phoenicians who inhabited the eastern Mediterranean coast of what is now Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and part of Syria.
Phoenicia, as it was called by the Greeks, ranging from the Eleutherus River in the north to Mount Carmel in the south, and extending some distance inland through a mountainous region where cedar forests formerly thrived, was a wealthy region of independent city-states which traded with Egypt as early as 2000 BC (BCE).
They failed, but in the 550s the Carthaginians formed an alliance with the Etruscans intended to check Greek expansionism in the central Mediterranean.
Solon (332 words)
Solon (638 - 558 BCE) was a famous Athenian law maker.
It was recalling this story which, again according to Herodotus, saved Croesus from execution when his kingdom was overcome by Cyrus's invading Persians.
Solon returned to Athens in the 550s BC during the reign of the tyrant Pisistratus.
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