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  • Carthage is being resettled today as a suburb of Tunis.
  • He thought of the slaves deep under the street levels of Carthage before the Romans came and destroyed the city.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • When we’d been back home for a year, I’d asked her faux gallantly: "And how are you liking North Carthage, Mrs. Dunne?"
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The Carthaginians never forgot.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • "Mhhmm," said the Carthaginian.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • In such a night Stood Dido with a willow in her hand Upon the wild sea-banks, and waft her love To come again to Carthage.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • A strapper — a real strapper, Jane: big, brown, and buxom; with hair just such as the ladies of Carthage must have had.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • ONE OF THE RED SPECTRES OF THAT EPOCH In the same way, there were at Rome Carthaginian prisoners who refused to salute Flaminius, and who had a little of Hannibal’s spirit.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • You make me study of that; she was of Carthage, not of Tunis.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • Ere long Marseilles presented herself to view,—Marseilles, white, fervid, full of life and energy,—Marseilles, the younger sister of Tyre and Carthage, the successor to them in the empire of the Mediterranean,—Marseilles, old, yet always young.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • Tom, therefore, in his well-brushed broadcloth suit, smooth beaver, glossy boots, faultless wristbands and collar, with his grave, good-natured black face, looked respectable enough to be a Bishop of Carthage, as men of his color were, in other ages.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Besides though New Bedford has of late been gradually monopolising the business of whaling, and though in this matter poor old Nantucket is now much behind her, yet Nantucket was her great original—the Tyre of this Carthage;—the place where the first dead American whale was stranded.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The Romans, in order to hold Capua, Carthage, and Numantia, dismantled them, and did not lose them.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • A major sea nearly unknown to the ancients, except perhaps the Carthaginians, those Dutchmen of antiquity who went along the west coasts of Europe and Africa on their commercial junkets!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • And here Bartleby makes his home; sole spectator of a solitude which he has seen all populous—a sort of innocent and transformed Marius brooding among the ruins of Carthage!
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • At the age of sixteen he went to Carthage to study.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • I swear to thee by Cupid’s strongest bow, By his best arrow, with the golden head, By the simplicity of Venus’ doves, By that which knitteth souls and prospers loves, And by that fire which burn’d the Carthage queen, When the false Trojan under sail was seen,— By all the vows that ever men have broke, In number more than ever women spoke,— In that same place thou hast appointed me, Tomorrow truly will I meet with thee.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Thus he learned that, after long persecutions, Smith reappeared in Illinois, and in 1839 founded a community at Nauvoo, on the Mississippi, numbering twenty-five thousand souls, of which he became mayor, chief justice, and general-in-chief; that he announced himself, in 1843, as a candidate for the Presidency of the United States; and that finally, being drawn into ambuscade at Carthage, he was thrown into prison, and assassinated by a band of men disguised in masks.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Had I fallen in with those gentlemen, Troy would not have been burned or Carthage destroyed, for it would have been only for me to slay Paris, and all these misfortunes would have been avoided.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • O Tranio! till I found it to be true, I never thought it possible or likely; But see, while idly I stood looking on, I found the effect of love in idleness; And now in plainness do confess to thee, That art to me as secret and as dear As Anna to the Queen of Carthage was, Tranio, I burn, I pine, I perish, Tranio, If I achieve not this young modest girl.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • On the other hand, there was no human power capable of persuading him not to take along the three boxes when he returned to his native village, and he unleashed a string of Carthaginian curses at the railroad inspectors who tried to ship them as freight until he finally succeeded in keeping them with him in the passenger coach.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • GEORGE: And this …. (With a handsweep taking in not only the house, but the whole countryside) …. this is your heart’s content—Illyria Penguin Island …. Gomorrah…… You think you’re going to be happy here in New Carthage, eh?
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • My people humble people who expect Nothing. la la To Carthage then I came 307 Burning burning burning burning 308 O Lord Thou pluckest me out 309 O Lord Thou pluckest burning Title Page
    T.S. Eliot  --  The Waste Land
  • _ Of which we wish we could give our readers a more adequate translation than that by Mr Creech— When dreadful Carthage frighted Rome with arms, And all the world was shook with fierce alarms; Whilst undecided yet, which part should fall, Which nation rise the glorious lord of all.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • …it would require volumes to develop: in the high Orient, the cradle of primitive times, after Hindoo architecture came Phoenician architecture, that opulent mother of Arabian architecture; in antiquity, after Egyptian architecture, of which Etruscan style and cyclopean monuments are but one variety, came Greek architecture (of which the Roman style is only a continuation), surcharged with the Carthaginian dome; in modern times, after Romanesque architecture came Gothic architecture.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • That Royal port and watering place, if truly mirrored in the minds of the heath-folk, must have combined, in a charming and indescribable manner, a Carthaginian bustle of building with Tarentine luxuriousness and Baian health and beauty.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • …that comes on those to whom life denies nothing; and had peered through a clear emerald at the red shambles of the Circus, and then, in a litter of pearl and purple drawn by silver-shod mules, been carried through the Street of Pomegranates to a House of Gold, and heard men cry on Nero Caesar as he passed by; and, as Elagabalus, had painted his face with colours, and plied the distaff among the women, and brought the Moon from Carthage, and given her in mystic marriage to the Sun.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The fate of the Romans, Carthaginians, and Syrians, and many other nations and cities, which were both overturned and quite ruined by those standing armies, should make others wiser; and the folly of this maxim of the French appears plainly even from this, that their trained soldiers often find your raw men prove too hard for them, of which I will not say much, lest you may think I flatter the English.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • ] [Footnote 205: Scipio (235-184 B.C.), the great Roman general who defeated Hannibal and decided the fate of Carthage.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • 10,11 Athens and Carthage were commercial republics, yet they often fought wars.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • I’m sure the city fathers of Carthage would be glad to know that.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • "Carthage versus Rome, to use an Earthly metaphor," Gorku said.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • First it was just a carnival at Carthage, and I had to let them guess my weight … and after that …
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Sparta, Athens, Rome, and Carthage were all republics; two of them, Athens and Carthage, of the commercial kind.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Carthage, the Gauls—
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • It occurs to me that, just as the Carthaginians hired mercenaries to do their fighting for them, we Americans bring in mercenaries to do our hard and humble work.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • In childhood I must have felt with the energy of a man what I now find stamped upon memory in lines as vivid, as deep, and as durable as the exergues of the Carthaginian medals.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  William Wilson
  • The amount saved, being sums I drew from Rome, Alexandria, Damascus, Carthage, Valentia, and elsewhere within the circle of trade, was one hundred and twenty talents Jewish money.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Some Red yelled, "Carthage City!" and Hooch hollered back, "That’s right!" and the canoes just zipped on down the Hio, heading for where that likker would soon be sold.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • And our history is such that were we to follow it in making policy we should declare war not only on our former possessions in Libya, but on Britain, Spain, Germany, France, Austria, and Carthage.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • But the demolition of Carthage (what one should think should have established it in supreme dominion) by removing all danger, suffered it to sink into debauchery, and made it at length an easy prey to Barbarians.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • And would to Heav’n, the Storm, you felt, would bring On Carthaginian coasts your wand’ring king.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • CHAPTER THREE CARTHAGE I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • What shall I say of Hasdrubale’s wife, That at Carthage bereft herself of life?
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Everybody knows that Carthage was destroyed!
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • This Tunis, sir, was Carthage.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • Sparta, Athens, Rome, and Carthage were all republics; two of them, Athens and Carthage, of the commercial kind.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Annabeth cut down Hasdrubal the Carthaginian, and Jason made the mistake of sheathing his sword.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The rising city, which from far you see, Is Carthage, and a Tyrian colony.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • And sure enough, there was about fifty chimney fires outside the stockade this time, which meant Carthage City was almost up to being a village.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
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