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De Agostini Picture Library/G. Dagli Orti/Bridgeman Images
Phoenician glass masks from Carthage (modern-day Tunisia), third century BC

Rootless Cosmopolitans

Glen W. Bowersock, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, reviews Josephine Crawley Quinn's In Search of the Phoenicians for the New York Review of Books, writing, "What people call themselves speaks to us memorably about their traditions, their aspirations, and their hopes. But it may not tell us anything at all about their history."

Read more at the New York Review of Books.

July 11, 2018