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  Carthage College
Carthage students and alumni, homecoming is upon us, show your school spirit and be a team player at this year's homecoming festivities.
Carthage is a private college of the liberal arts and sciences, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Located midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, Carthage's picturesque campus on the Lake Michigan shore is home to 2,180 full-time and 577 part-time students.
www.carthage.edu   (450 words)

  Carthage - Crystalinks
The early trading empire of Carthage depended heavily on its trade with Tartessos and other cities of the Iberian peninsula, from which it obtained vast quantities of silver and, even more importantly, tin ore, which was essential to the manufacture of bronze objects by the civilizations of antiquity.
Carthage under the Phoenicians was notorious to its neighbors for child sacrifice.
In 397 at the Council at Carthage, the Biblical canon for the western Church was confirmed.
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 Carthage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carthage was built on a promontory with inlets to the sea to the north and south.
By the late 2nd century, Carthage was the center of the Roman province of Africa, with a population of 500,000 people.
In 698 the Exarchate of Africa was finally overrun by the rising forces of Islam, and Carthage itself was destroyed by the Arab invaders, to be replaced by Tunis as the major regional center.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carthage   (5368 words)

 Carthage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Carthage can refer either to an ancient city in North Africa, located on the eastern side of Lake Tunis across from the center of modern Tunis in Tunisia, or to the city's sphere of influence, in much same way "Rome" can refer to the city or the ancient civilization.
The name Carthage is derived by way of Greek and Latin from the Phoenician QRT HDST /qɑɾt ħɑdɑʃt/, meaning "new city." More than one Phoenician settlement originally bore this name, although only one city has the distinction of being the Carthage of the ancient world.
The empire of Carthage depended heavily on its trade with Tartessos and other cities of the Iberian peninsula, from which it obtained vast quantities of silver and, even more importantly, tin ore, which was essential to the manufacture of bronze objects by the civilizations of antiquity.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carthage   (5368 words)

 Carthage Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In approximately 814 BC, Carthage was founded by Phoenician settlers from the city of Tyre, bringing with them the city-god Melkart.
This imminent threat could not be ignored, and Carthage -- possibly as part of an alliance with Persia, then engaged with Greece in the Peloponnesian War -- fielded its largest military force to date under the leadership of the general Hamilcar.
In the 5th century Carthage was captured by Gaiseric, king of the Vandals, who defeated the Byzantine general Bonifatius and made the city his capital.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/carthage.html   (1881 words)

 Carthage, ancient city, N Africa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Carthage was founded (traditionally by Dido) from Tyre in the 9th cent.
B.C. Syracuse resisted the conquerors, and a century later Carthage was threatened by the campaign (310–307?) of the tyrant Agathocles on the shores of Africa.
Although the Carthaginian general was the formidable Hannibal, Carthage was finally defeated, partly by the Roman generals Quintus Fabius Maximus Rullianus (see under Fabius) and Scipio Africanus Major, and partly by the fatal division of the leading families in Carthage itself, which prevented Hannibal from receiving proper supplies.
www.bartleby.com /65/ca/CarthageAf.html   (789 words)

Carthage was unusual in that it was meant from the beginning to be a consideral settlement.
The settlers of Carthage and their descendents freely intermarried with prominent members of the native population of their locale (and of colonies Carthage itself established along the southern Mediterranean coast in N. Africa).
Carthage dominated the western Mediterranean by establishing colonies in Sicily, Sardinia, and Spain (or by coming to dominate other settlements that had been established in the western Mediterranean by Phoenician cities in the 7th and 6th centuries B.C.E.), and forbidding traders from any other city-state to travel or trade in the region.
www.bates.edu /~mimber/Rciv/Carthage.htm   (980 words)

 Carthage - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Carthage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
, Roman colonists settled in Carthage, and it became the wealthy capital of the province of Africa.
, Carthage became the natural leader of the Phoenician colonies in North Africa and Spain, and there soon began a prolonged struggle with the Greeks, which centred mainly on Sicily, the east of which was dominated by Greek colonies, while the west was held by Carthaginian trading stations.
In Old Carthage, open to the public, Mormon founder Joseph Smith and his brother were murdered by a mob on 17 June 1844.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Carthage   (711 words)

 Carthage on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
CARTHAGE [Carthage], ancient city, on the northern shore of Africa, on a peninsula in the Bay of Tunis and near modern Tunis.
Carthage was later (AD 439-533) the capital of the Vandals and was briefly recovered (533) for the Byzantine Empire by Belisarius.
Cato the Elder and the destruction of Carthage.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/c/carthagea1f.asp   (946 words)

 Carthage, IL
Carthage, IL This page is brought to you by the Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce, Carthage Industrial Development Corporation, and the City of Carthage, IL.
Contact the Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce if you have specific questions.
Send any additions/corrections for these pages to the Chamber Webmaster.
www.carthage-il.com   (76 words)

 Places to go, Carthage, Tunisia.
Declared a national monument the town of Carthage and nearby Salammbo abound in vestiges of the Punic and Roman empires, baths, dwellings, temples, shrines and the fabulous naval port of the Carthaginians.
The hill of Byrsa, where in the 8th century BC, Carthage was founded by the legendary Princess Elissa-Dido, is a storehouse of history.Newly restaured, the former cathedral of Saint Louis, which crowns the hill is now a cultural center and the nearby nationalmuseum of Carthage holds an impressive collection of Punic statues, steles and urns.
Carthage became the administrative capital for Africa and its importance can be seen in the Antoinine Thermal baths, one of the largest built under the Roman empire with the "cool room" an amazing 47 meters long and 15 meters high.
www.tourismtunisia.com /togo/carthage/carthage.html   (350 words)

From the 8th century until the 3rd century BCE, Carthage was the dominant power in the western half of the Mediterranean.
Carthage had been founded in the 9th century by Phoenician traders of Tyre.
Carthage had two first class harbours, and therefore an advantage with respect to the most effective means of transportation at that time, the sea.
www.i-cias.com /e.o/carthage.htm   (672 words)

 Mr. Dowling's Phoenicians and Carthage Page
The Phoenicians chose Carthage because it was located in the center of North Africa, a short distance away from Sicily and the Italian Peninsula.
Carthage grew to become one of the mightiest cities of the ancient world, but the city was destroyed after three brutal wars with the Italian city-state of Rome.
Carthage lost all political and military power by the end of the second Punic War, but the Romans moved a half-century later to destroy what was left of the city.
www.mrdowling.com /609-carthage.html   (323 words)

 Phoenicia, Phoenicians and Punic: Carthaginian History
Carthage meets with 40,000 foot, 1000 cavalry and 2000 chariots under Bomilcar and Hanno.
Carthage, under forces led by Hasdrubal and Bostzer, defeats Rome before the gates, largely with Numidian cavalry, led by Greek mercenary leader Xanthippus.
Carthage backs rival Numidian Syphax who along with Hasdrubal Gisco is defeated by Scipio in two successive battles.
www.phoenicia.org /carthtimeline.html   (1391 words)

 Carthage, Missouri
In 1927, Carthage, Missouri, was proclaimed by the Carthage Chamber of Commerce as "The Open Gate to the Ozarks" and the guide book pictured extolled the "Little City Among the Trees" as one of the finest places to live due in part to its beauty of setting and architecture.
Today, the Battle of Carthage which took place on July 5, 1861, is memorialized with the Civil War Museum (205 Grant) and the separate Battle of Carthage State Historic Site (east of River on Chestnut Street Road).
Carthage also began to attract more industrial concerns and laid her economic foundation that still exists today in a very diverse business and industrial economy.
www.powersmuseum.com /about/carthage.html   (603 words)

Carthage was located on a peninsula, and the two harbors were connected by a channel going into Carthage.
The legend says that Carthage was founded by Dido, the daughter of the king of Tyre.
Carthage was known by their army which was almost always at war with the Greeks and Romans.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/oldworld/africa/carthaginians.html   (619 words)

 Water Supply of Carthage
At the time when Rome conquered Carthage much of the cities water was supplied either from wells or like here in a second century BC building on the Byrsa Hill, from cisterns in individual dwellings.
In 146 BC Carthage was destroyed and the site of the city was left barren for a hundred years until Julius Caesar decided to allow it to be rebuilt and in 29 BC Octavian settled 3,000 colonists in Carthage and the city was renamed as Colonia Julia Concordia Karthago.
Closer to Carthage the water was carried by a more instantly recognisable aqueduct, which was in use as late as the 17th century and the remaining structure can today be seen in places like here amongst more modern buildings close to the Medina in Tunis.
www.roman-empire.net /articles/article-037.html   (322 words)

 Carthage - Wikipédia
Carthage est fondée par des colons phéniciens de Tyr en 814 avant J.-C. D'après la légende, ce serait la reine Élyssa (appelée Didon par les Romains), sœur du roi de Tyr, Pygmalion, qui fonde la cité.
Carthage est conquise en 439 par les Vandales, menés par Genséric.
Carthage donne à Constantinople une lignée d'empereurs à la suite d'Héraclius, fils de l'exarque de Carthage.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carthage   (666 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Cyprian of Carthage
confessor at Carthage, is extant, with the reply of the latter.
Carthage in the following year, 256, was more numerous than usual, and sixty-one bishops signed the conciliar letter to the pope explaining their reasons for rebaptizing, and claiming that it was a question upon which bishops were free to differ.
Galerius to Carthage, Cyprian was brought from his gardens by two principes in a chariot, but the proconsul was ill, and Cyprian passed the night in the house of the first princeps in the company of his friends.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04583b.htm   (7651 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: CARTHAGE, TX
Carthage is at the intersection of U.S. highways 59 and 79, forty-two miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana, near the center of Panola County.
In 1888 the Texas, Sabine Valley and Northwestern Railway was extended to Carthage.
Carthage was incorporated in 1874, but it soon reverted to management by the county court.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/CC/hfc3.html   (503 words)

 D3football.com: Carthage 31, Alma 28
Carthage had a another near-scoring drive stopped on the Alma five-yard line at 5:13 fourth quarter.
Carthage took over on the Alma 10-yard line at 4:12, and Dante Washington scored from the two-yard line at 3:23.
Carthage rolled up 448 yards of total offense, 317 on the ground and 158 in the air, to 348 for Alma.
www.d3football.com /releases.php?release=7109   (649 words)

 La Tunisie voyage Carthage
On peut dire que Carthage est devenu celebre grace a la persistence et l'envie d'un homme et a la malice et aussi au sacrifice d'une femme.
Apres Carthage est devenu une ville ou les Pheniciens ont commence a cultiver du ble, a reussir a la poterie.
Carthage a ete detruit et beaucoup de gens ont ete tues pendant les combats.
www.africa-expedition.com /rout_tunisia_fr_fin_15.html   (555 words)

 Rome: The Punic Wars
Carthage was a formidable power; it controlled almost all the commercial trade in the Mediterranean, had subjected vast numbers of people all whom sent soldiers and supplies, and amassed tremendous wealth from gold and silver mines in Spain.
Between Carthage and Italy lay the huge island of Sicily; Carthage controlled the western half of Sicily, but the southern tip of the Italian peninsula put the Romans within throwing distance of the island.
But Carthage soon faced rebellion among its mercenary troops and Rome, in 238 BC, took advantage of the confusion by seizing the island of Corsica.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/ROME/PUNICWAR.HTM   (1868 words)

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