Table of Contents

Introduction / Josephine Crawley Quinn and Nicholas C. Vella.
Phoenix and Poenus : usage in antiquity / Jonathan R.W. Prag.
The invention of the Phoenicians : on object definition, decontextualization and display / Nicholas C. Vella.
Punic identities and modern perceptions in the western Mediterranean / Peter van Dommelen.
Phoenicity, punicities / Sandro Filippo Bondi.
Death among the Punics / Carlos Gómez Bellard.
Coins and their use in the Punic Mediterranean : case-studies from Carthage to Italy (the fourth to the first centuries BC ) / Suzanne Frey-Kupper.
Defining Punic Carthage / Boutheina Maraoui Telmini, Roald Docter, Babette Bechtold, Fethi Chelbi and Winfred van de Put.
Punic identity in north Africa : the funerary world / Habib ben Younès and Alia Krandel-ben Younès.
A Carthaginian perspective on the altars of the Philaeni / Josephine Crawley Quinn.
Numidia and the Punic world / Virginie Bridoux.
Punic Mauretania? / Emanuele Papi.
Punic after Punic times? : the case of the so-called 'Libyphoenician' : coins of southern Iberia / Alicia Jiménez.
More than neighbours : Punic-Iberian connections in southeast Iberia / Carmen Aranegui Gascó and Jaime Vives-Ferrándiz Sánchez.
Identifying Punic Sardinia : local communities and cultural identities / Andrea Roppa.
Phoenician identities in Hellenistic times : strategies and negotiations / Corinne bonnet.
Afterword / Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. The role of the Phoenicians in the economy, culture and politics of the ancient Mediterranean was as large as that of the Greeks and Romans, and deeply interconnected with that 'Classical' world, but their lack of literature and their Oriental associations mean that they are much less well-known. This book brings the state of the art in international scholarship on Phoenician and Punic studies to an English-speaking audience, collecting new papers from fifteen leading voices in the field from Europe and North Africa, with a bias towards the younger generation. Focusing on a series of case-studies from the colonial world of the western Mediterranean, it is the first volume in any language to address the questions of what 'Phoenician' and 'Punic' actually mean, how 'Punic' or western Phoenician identity has been constructed by ancients and moderns, the coherency of Punic culture, and whether there was in fact a 'Punic world'.