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Carthage
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[German Version]

I. Names – II. Geography – III. History and Society – IV. Religion and Literature

I. Names

Even though in ancient literary contexts Carthage was occasionally called Tyre, Tarshish, Kaine Polis, Kadmeia, Oinus, Kaccabe, Afrike, and Byrsa, the official name of the city was, nonetheless, always Qrtḍdšt, “New City.” The city was called “New City” to characterize it as an establishment of the “Old City,” Tyre (in Phoenicia). It shared this name with Phoenician sett…

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Huß, Werner and Koch, Guntram, “Carthage”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_11339>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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