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" Phoenicia the glory of the invention of letters, declared also, though in more doubtful tones, that it was from Egypt that the Phoenicians originally derived the knowledge of the art of writing, which they afterwards carried into Greece. Eusebius has... "
The Ancient Egyptian Culture Revealed - Page 140
by Moustafa Gadalla - 2007 - 319 pages
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The Alphabet: An Account of the Origin and Development of Letters, Volume 1

Isaac Taylor - Alphabet - 1883
...itself — the great mother alphabet, which has become the fruitful parent of so numerous a progeny. The tradition of the ancient world, which assigned...may suffice to quote the words of Tacitus, who says, " Primi per figuras animalium ^Egyptii sensus mentis effingebant ; (ea antiquissima monimenta memoriae...
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The Alphabet: An Account of the Origin and Development of Letters, Volume 1

Isaac Taylor - Alphabet - 1883 - 398 pages
...fruitful parent of so numerous a progeny. The tradition of the ancient world, which assigned to Phcenicia the glory of the invention of letters, declared also,...may suffice to quote the words of Tacitus, who says, " Primi per figuras animalium ^Egyptii sensus mentis effingebant ; (ea antiquissima monimenta memoriae...
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The story of the alphabet

Edward Clodd - Alphabet - 1900 - 234 pages
...Phoenician script be no exception to this, search must be made for its earlier forms. Tradition asserted that " the Phoenicians did not claim to be themselves...admitted that it was obtained by them from Egypt." So says Eusebius, and the same tradition has currency among classic authorities from Plato to Tacitus,...
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