Phoenicia

By: Kyler Murphy

Political

Phoenicia had many city-states. Each city-state was ruled by a king. Phoenicians fought for many years over Sicily with the Greeks, but Carthage eventually prevailed.

Social Hierarchy

A king ruled each city-state, so he held most of the power. After the kings came the priest class. The next class consisted of merchants and peasants. The last class was made up of farmers and slaves.

Location

It is located along the Mediterranean Sea. This allowed the Carthaginians to use their navy to control the sea. It also allowed for easy accessible trade routes.

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