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Carthage

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Definition an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 698
  • Carthage is being resettled today as a suburb of Tunis.
Carthage = an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 698
  • 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
  • Carthage = an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 698
  • The Carthaginians never forgot.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • 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
  • And would to Heav'n, the Storm, you felt, would bring On Carthaginian coasts your wand'ring king.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • "Mhhmm," said the Carthaginian.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ...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
  • He thought of the Carthaginian slaves down in the darkness blinded and chained and he thought they were lucky guys.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • He remembered from some time way back in the past how he had read of the Carthaginian slaves and what they did and how they were treated.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • Annabeth cut down Hasdrubal the Carthaginian, and Jason made the mistake of sheathing his sword.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The Carthaginians, reduced to extreme necessity, were compelled to come to terms with Agathocles, and, leaving Sicily to him, had to be content with the possession of Africa.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Of ancient mercenaries, for example, there are the Carthaginians, who were oppressed by their mercenary soldiers after the first war with the Romans, although the Carthaginians had their own citizens for captains.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Of ancient mercenaries, for example, there are the Carthaginians, who were oppressed by their mercenary soldiers after the first war with the Romans, although the Carthaginians had their own citizens for captains.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • This service Plautus rendered, consciously or unconsciously, by making two Carthaginian soldiers talk Phoenician; that service Moliere rendered, by making so many of his characters talk Levantine and all sorts of dialects.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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