His great-grandfather was the Cato of "Carthago delenda est," the driver of the third carthaginian war.
For a moment the dust was too thick; then it seemed to clear away, and the carthaginian army burst into view.
The suffetes were the supreme executive officers of the carthaginian commonwealth.
The carthaginian senate seems to have been much more numerous than the Roman.
The name of the carthaginian general on this occasion was Hasdrubal.
The small amount of invention needed to counteract the corvus was not apparently within the compass of the carthaginian rulers.
The elephants of the carthaginian army were of this species.
But, in spite of this agreement, Saguntum was besieged eight years later, by a carthaginian army under Hannibal.
This, however, was because the foreigners had missed advantages of carthaginian standards.
The carthaginian fleet, consisting of 350 ships, met them near Ecnomus, on the southern coast of Sicily.
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.