"I hastily sought out a Phoenician ship"

A Phoenician Ship, from a sarcophagus, 2nd century AD
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeA Phoenician Ship, from a sarcophagus, 2nd century AD - Credit: Elie plus at en.wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons
 Phoenicia was a wealthy and influential ancient civilisation, famous for its extensive trade routes throughout the Mediterranean.