American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient city and state of northern Africa on the Bay of Tunis northeast of modern Tunis. It was founded by the Phoenicians in the ninth century B.C. and became the center of Carthaginian power in the Mediterranean after the sixth century B.C. The city was destroyed by the Romans at the end of the Third Punic War (146 B.C.) but was rebuilt by Julius Caesar and later (A.D. 439-533) served as capital of the Vandals before its virtual annihilation by the Arabs (698).
- n. an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 697
- From Latin Carthāgo, from Phoenician 𐤒𐤀𐤓𐤕𐤇𐤀𐤃𐤀𐤔𐤕 (Qart-ḥadašt, "New City"), implying that it was a “new Tyre” (Carthage was founded by Phoenician colonists from Tyre). Compare the Aramaic קרתא חדאתא (qarta ḥdatha, "new city"). Cognate to Ancient Greek Καρχηδών (Karkhēdōn), Arabic قرطاج (Qarṭāj), Berber ⴽⴰⵔⵜⴰⵊⴻⵏ (Kartajen), modern Hebrew קרתגו (Qartágo). (Wiktionary)
“CARTHAGE -- Robert K. Stewart, the accused slayer of eight people in a Carthage nursing home Sunday, is being held at the hospital of Central Prison, where court-appointed attorneys got a judge's order to see him today.”
“Then they commenced to build a city which they called Carthage, and even now they were engaged in raising its walls.”
“Today, revisiting the life of the town’s most celebrated citizen, the word Carthage sounds prophetic: to those who are familiar with her life, it seems apt that Virginia Cherrill should have emerged from a place connected by its name to the beautiful Queen Dido.”
“Humanity might be “sitting on a ticking time bomb,” but Gore’s home in Carthage is sitting on a zinc mine.”
“Pride of Carthage is not an attempt to turn/revise”
“Pride of Carthage is my first offering of the style of novel I want to build my career on.”
“Albert Walton, a Korean War veteran in Carthage and a friend of”
“For example, when you're excavating in Carthage, as I have done, you suddenly come across this black tide mark – and that is the destruction layer of the city: 146BC.”
“Something of a throwback to another era himself, he has directed archaeological digs in Carthage and Rome, lectured at Cambridge University and now teaches classics at the University of Sydney.”
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