Absalom and Achitophel


John Dryden

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An ancient city located in present-day Lebanon. Tyrus threatens the Jews’ trade in “Absalom and Achitophel,” and the city metaphorically represents Holland in Dryden’s poem.
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...he could suffer on their behalf. Their freedom is at stake, he says. Egypt and Tyrus are threatening their trade, and the Jebusites are threatening their religion. Absalom claims to still... (full context)