Carthage

[kahr-thij]
noun
1.
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.
2.
a town in central Missouri.

Carthaginian [kahr-thuh-jin-ee-uhn] , adjective, noun
pseudo-Carthaginian, adjective, noun
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Carthage (ˈkɑːθɪdʒ)
 
n
See also Punic Wars 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

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Carthage
ancient city of North Africa, from Phoenician quart khadash "new town."
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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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A roman envoy was urinated on as he was leaving the city of carthage.
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