The Phoenician people were indigenous to the Levant, were considered ahead of their time as seafarers, and were the founders of the legendary city of Carthage. Dr. Carolina López-Ruiz, Professor, Department of Classics, The Ohio State University, joins the show to discuss the Phoenicians settling in the Iberian Peninsula.
Some topics explored
- Who the Phoenicians were and what’s known about their government structure;
- How they were able to establish settlement in Spain, so far away from Levant;
- Early settlements in the Iberian Peninsula
Listen to the episode
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- Professor López-Ruiz is the author of many publications on the Phoenicians including: The Oxford Handbook of the Phoenicians and Punic Mediterranean (Oxford University Press) and Tartessos and the Phoenicians in Iberia (Oxford University Press)
Education – Professor Carolina López-Ruiz
- M.A.-B.A. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 1995
- Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1995-96
- Ph.D. University of Chicago 2005
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