Unit 3: Early River Valley Civilizations Part 2 Chapter 3: People and Ideas on the Move Section 3: Seafaring Traders Extend Boundaries Setting the Stage 1. Why were traders important to the Mediterranean region? Phoenicians Spread Trade and Civilization 1. When did Phoenicians begin to become the most powerful traders? Phoenicia’s Great Legacy 5. What is the most important advancement of the Phoenicians? a. What did they have instead of a unified country? Give example. a. What did they write it on? 6. Why is this innovation important? 2. What were the Phoenicians good at? Commercial Outposts Around the Med. 3. List a few things that Phoenician citystates produced: i. ii. 4. The Phoenicians were responsible for trading various goods throughout the region. List some of the items: 7. What led to the decline of the Phoenicians?