Carthage
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I. Qart-ḥadašt/Carchedon (8th–2nd cents. BC; map A)

According to the report by Timaeus (FGrH 566 F 60; another detailed account in Iustinus, Elissa), Carchedon (Phoenician: Qart-ḥadašt/‘New Town’, Latin: Carthago, commonly Carthage) was founded in 814/13 or 813/12 BC by colonists from Tyre, whose leader was Princess Elissa/Dido. Situated on a peninsula on the African coast of the Mediterr…

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Wittke, A.-M. and Niemeyer, H.G., “Carthage”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 22 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA072>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241



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