Phoenicians fully deserved their death, and their tragic destiny was the fact that, despite careful and thorough hiding their knowledge and its sea lanes, they brought up a rival - the Greeks.
Under the title "Greece" should not be understood with the modern Greek state and Kikladskimi Ionian Islands. Greece ancient times was, in addition to the area, even from all the Aegean islands of Crete and Rhodes, the entire western coast of Asia Minor to the south of the Hellespont, Halkidiki on the European banks, as well as hundreds of colonies, founded in very remote times in Thrace , Propontis (Marmara sea), on the Euxine (Black sea) and on the shores of the Mediterranean sea, from Cyprus and Egypt, and to the east coast of Spain. Individual colonies, such as Syracuse reached great strength and value. But this widely spread out network of colonies has never been a single state.
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