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.
His great-grandfather was the Cato of “Carthago delenda est,” the driver of the third carthaginian war.
Who Was the Real Cato? David Frum December 19, 2012
For a moment the dust was too thick; then it seemed to clear away, and the carthaginian army burst into view.
The Lion’s Brood Duffield Osborne
The suffetes were the supreme executive officers of the carthaginian commonwealth.
Hannibal Jacob Abbott
The carthaginian senate seems to have been much more numerous than the Roman.
Reflections on the Rise and Fall of the Ancient Republicks Edward Wortley Montagu
The name of the carthaginian general on this occasion was Hasdrubal.
Hannibal Jacob Abbott
The small amount of invention needed to counteract the corvus was not apparently within the compass of the carthaginian rulers.
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind Herbert George Wells
The elephants of the carthaginian army were of this species.
The Bush Boys Captain Mayne Reid
But, in spite of this agreement, Saguntum was besieged eight years later, by a carthaginian army under Hannibal.
Vine and Olive; Or Young America in Spain and Portugal Oliver Optic
This, however, was because the foreigners had missed advantages of carthaginian standards.
In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
The carthaginian fleet, consisting of 350 ships, met them near Ecnomus, on the southern coast of Sicily.
A Smaller History of Rome William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
of or relating to Carthage or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Carthage
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.
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. […]
Henri [ahn-ree] /ɑ̃ˈri/ (Show IPA), 1908–2004, French photographer. Contemporary Examples The Paris in which Cartier-Bresson came of age was undergoing rapid industrial change and, also, dizzying artistic foment. The Father of Photojournalism Philip Gefter April 7, 2010 In the post-war days of February 1947, Cartier-Bresson had his first institutional retrospective at the Museum of Modern […]