The first civilization that developed within the city's sphere of influence is referred to as Punic (a form of the word "Phoenician") or Carthaginian. The city of Carthage is located on the eastern side of Lake Tunis across from the centre of Tunis. According to Greek historians, Carthage was founded by Canaanite-speaking Phoenician colonists from Tyre(in modern Lebanon) under the leadership of Queen Elissa or Dido. It became a large and rich city and thus a major power in the Mediterranean.
With the exception of Ssitherai, the Carthaginians control the Phoenician ports around the land of Libya and the ports on Tarshish. The serpent folk on Ssitherai have been a great problem. Despite this, the people of Carthage control a powerful republic that rivals Roma, however with Arc Teryx as a wild card, it remains to be seen if the Romans attack Carthage or not. So far, they seem to prefer cooperation.
FoundationsEditCarthage (Kartago) was founded by Elessia or Dido. Escaping oppression in the lands of Phoenicia, the people of the Phoenix settled and started a city here; mainly by the use of strategem and cunning. The founding was accomplished by buying land from the berber king the equal of which could only be covered by an oxhide. She cut the oxhide into strips and surrounded enough land to start a small settlement. In seven years, however, the settlement had grown into a sizeable city. Carthage was born.
- See also: Carthaginian Republic
The Carthaginian Republic was one of the longest-lived and largest states in the ancient Mediterranean. The Carthaginians are descendants of the man called Shem, and worship Canaanite gods such as Melqart and Ba'al. In actuality, the Carthaginians are Phoenicians (Hebrews). The city was founded during the reign of King Solomon, and the city received it's own queen -- Queen Dido -- after Solomon's kingdom split in two. The Carthaginians were Asherites with a few Danites and people of the house of Aeolus mixed in.