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.
Who Was the Real Cato? David Frum December 19, 2012

Historical Examples

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.
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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