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WHEREIN AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO DIVEST 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 VINDICATION OF THE APAMEAN MEDAL;
Parts of Autient History;
AND FORTY-ONE PLATES, NEATLY ENGRAVED.
R. FAULDER AND SON; R. LEA ; J. NUNN ; CUTHELL AND
KINGSBURY ; J. ASPERNE ;
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 Φοινιξ, Φοινικες, Φοινικοεις of the Greeks, and Phoinic, Poinicus, Poinicius of the Romans; which were afterwards changed to Phonix, Punicus, and