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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 His great-grandfather was the Cato of “Carthago delenda est,” the driver of the third carthaginian war. […]
the treaty by which Rome reduced Carthage to the status of a puppet state in 201 b.c. any brutal peace treaty demanding total subjugation of the defeated side.
noun a large heavily built horse kept for pulling carts or carriages Historical Examples Some short time afterwards a carthorse was found in the fields stabbed in several places, though, fortunately, not severely. Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies A trout would not wobble and tug in that sullen, carthorse manner. Lines in Pleasant Places […]
a member of a monastic order founded by St. Bruno in 1086 near Grenoble, France. pertaining to the Carthusians. Historical Examples A Carthusian convent, or a deaf and dumb asylum, was not more silent than this mansion. A Winter Amid the Ice Jules Verne He resolved to quit the world and adopt the Carthusian habit. […]