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Carthage

Syllabification: Car·thage
Pronunciation: /ˈkärTHij
 
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Definition of Carthage in English:

An ancient city on the coast of North Africa near present-day Tunis. Founded by the Phoenicians circa 814 bc, it became a major force in the Mediterranean Sea area and fought with Rome during the Punic Wars. It was finally destroyed by the Romans in 146 bc.

Derivatives

Carthaginian

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Pronunciation: /ˌkärTHəˈjinēən/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • We must remember that after the Romans were through with Carthage, no Carthaginian language or culture - in effect, no Carthaginians - survived; all we know of them we know from Roman accounts.
  • Beginning in the ninth century BC, Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, and Celts entered the Iberian Peninsula.
  • In a series of three wars, known as the Punic Wars, the Romans eventually defeated the Carthaginians.

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