The ancient city of Carthage(in North Africa in the present day Tunisia) was one of the greatest cities of its time. It was a wealthy trading center with many different types of people. In The Walking Drum, Mathurin Kerbouchard went to Carthage in search of information about his father. Carthage was founded 814 BC and was finally defeated and destroyed in 698 AD after many wars.(SnMa)
an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 697
an ancient city state, on the north African coast near present-day Tunis. Founded about 800 b.C. by Phoenician traders, it grew into an empire dominating north Africa and the Mediterranean. Destroyed and then rebuilt by Rome, it was finally razed by the Arabs in 697 a.C.
Originally a Phoenician colony in northern Africa; became a major port and commercial power in the western Mediterranean; fought the Punic Wars with Rome for dominance of the western Mediterranean. (p. 154)
Carthage (, , ) refers both to an ancient city in North Africa located in modern day Tunis and to the civilization that developed within the city's sphere of influence. The city of Carthage was located on the eastern side of Lake Tunis across from the center of modern Tunis in Tunisia.