- 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.
Examples from the Web for carthage
With a breathtaking view over the bay and the ruins of Carthage, we could see all the way back to Tunis and the Kasbah.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists
Thomas A. Bass
April 6, 2014
She was a widow hated by most of the town of Carthage, Texas.Shirley MacLaine on ‘Bernie,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ and Her Lifetime Achievments
April 25, 2012
In Africa, we know, they founded the colonies of Utica and Carthage.The Book of Khalid
The boldest keels of Phœnicia and Carthage had not approached its shores.
The usual names of Rome, Tyre, and Carthage, were not their true and secret names.The Phantom World
The festivals of Carthage were said to be similar to those of Eleusis.Sex=The Unknown Quantity
They never went to the shows that came to the Carthage Opera House.In a Little Town
- 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 adSee also Punic Wars
Word Origin and History for carthage
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.