Monday, February 27, 2012

The Phoenician Alphabet | 1050 BC

The Phoenician alphabet is based on what principle?
One sign represents a spoken sound.

Describe the shape of the letters and what tool created them?
The letters were angular and straight and made with a stylus.

What two reasons made the Phoenician alphabet so successful?
It was simple and easy to read. The maritime trading culture spread the alphabet.

What long term effects on the social structures of civilizations did the Phoenicians have with the creation of their alphabet?

It was the first widespread phonetic script. It was used to disintegrate class division between royalty and the common people.
Post an example of the Phoenician alphabet in visual form. 

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