Carthage



an ancient city-state in N Africa, near modern Tunis: founded by the Phoenicians in the middle of the 9th century b.c.; destroyed in 146 b.c. in the last of the Punic Wars.
a town in central Missouri.
Contemporary Examples

With a breathtaking view over the bay and the ruins of Carthage, we could see all the way back to Tunis and the Kasbah.
A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists Thomas A. Bass April 5, 2014

She was a widow hated by most of the town of Carthage, Texas.
Shirley MacLaine on ‘Bernie,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ and Her Lifetime Achievments Lorenza Muñoz April 24, 2012

Historical Examples

It was not the war galleys, but the merchant vessel of Phoenicia, of Tyre, and Carthage that brought them civilization and power.
Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed. Calvin Coolidge

The Phœnicians who settled Carthage took the religion of western Asia with them.
Folkways William Graham Sumner

Then they were enraged with grief at what was extravagant injustice, and above all by the sight of Carthage on the horizon.
Salammbo Gustave Flaubert

Thereupon they ingloriously broke camp and made off to Carthage.
The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn

Hannibal, though fallen, retained still in Carthage some portion of his former power.
Hannibal Jacob Abbott

They competed with and finally crushed their rivals in Tyre, Corinth and Carthage.
The American Empire Scott Nearing

Carthage was their head-quarters, and they were continually ravaging the coasts of the Mediterranean with their fleets.
History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD Robert F. Pennell

The aristocracy of Carthage controlled and governed every thing.
Hannibal Jacob Abbott

noun
an ancient city state, on the N African coast near present-day Tunis. Founded about 800 bc by Phoenician traders, it grew into an empire dominating N Africa and the Mediterranean. Destroyed and then rebuilt by Rome, it was finally razed by the Arabs in 697 ad See also Punic Wars

ancient city of North Africa, from Phoenician quart khadash “new town.” Related: Carthaginian.
Carthage [(kahr-thij)]

An ancient city in north Africa, established by traders from Phoenicia. Carthage was a commercial and political rival of Rome for much of the third and second centuries b.c. The Carthaginian general Hannibal attempted to capture Rome by moving an army from Spain through the Alps, but he was prevented and finally defeated in his own country. At the end of the Punic Wars, the Romans destroyed Carthage, as the senator Cato had long urged. The character Dido, lover of Aeneas in the Aeneid, was a queen of Carthage.

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