By Hugh Lloyd-Jones
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assessment through: John Peradotto
The Classical Journal
Vol. 70, No. three (Feb. - Mar., 1975) , pp. 61-68
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20–1 as 11 12 13 14 Polyb. 6 (adverbial form). 2. Cf. Franko (1994: 157–8), who does not put the instances in context, and Prag (2006: 18). Walbank (1951: 46 n. 24); contrast Whittaker’s (1978: 64) peculiar assertion that ‘there is perhaps a natural tendency among Greek authors to think of all Phoenicians as Carthaginians’. ’ On the Phoenicians, for example, Niemeyer (2000: 93): ‘The Levantine communities were apparently deﬁned primarily as the populations of their respective city-states, and had thus already developed their corporate identity by the second millennium .
21 These uses presumably reﬂect the term’s wider and more general frame of reference, as originally the only term available to describe all those of ultimately Phoenician origin. The tendency to use the broader label (whether Greek ϕοῖνιξ or Latin poenus) in negative judgements is, then, rather a reﬂection of the sweeping, non-veriﬁable claims made when stereotyping (which consequently operate much better with vague, rather than speciﬁc attributions), in both traditions, and is only one possible use of these broader labels (on stereotypes, see Brigham 1971; Hall 1989: 102–13; Bohak 2005).
131; Verr. 12, Sall. Iug. 19; Hor. Carm. 10–12. For the term describing the East, see above. Interestingly, considering that it is frequently (although by no means universally) considered to be a highly negative portrayal of ‘Punics’, Plautus’s Poenulus is the only Plautine play in which the more speciﬁc Carthaginiensis is employed (Carthaginiensis in Plaut. Poen. 59, 84, 997, 1124, 1377; Poenus in Poen. 104, 113, 120, 977, 991, 1125; the linguistic adjective punice also appears in Poen. 982–92, 1000.
The justice of Zeus by Hugh Lloyd-Jones