The Carthaginians

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  • Creator ZDF
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
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  • Publication [Place of publication not identified] : ZDF, [2016] New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2017. ©2016
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    • 1 online resource (1 video file (51 min., 46 sec)) : sound, color


  • The Carthaginians were sly merchants and cruel child killers—at least according to the Ancient Romans and Greeks. Research shows that they weren’t as bad as their reputation. The Carthaginians’ story began around 3,000 years ago, when settlers left their homes in what is now Lebanon to set up new colonies around the Mediterranean. The most splendid and powerful of these settlements was Carthage, a bustling Metropolis in what is now Tunisia with a port that was the envy of the entire world.


  • Originally released by ZDF, 2016.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on November 14, 2017.
  • Streaming video file.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Carthaginian Origins (2:07); Gaining Freedom (4:08); Founding Carthage (3:36); Carthage Layout and Government (3:24); Imperial Expansion and Mythology (3:48); Child Sacrifice Controversy (3:26); Carthaginian Industrial Shipbuilding (4:50); Ancient Underwater Battlefield (2:38); Hanno and Himilco (7:22); Phoenician Purple (4:08); Phoenician Writing System (3:22); Punic Wars (3:59); Fall of Carthage (2:41); Credits: The Carthaginians (0:29)
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