Which ancient capital was called "Ox-hide" in Greek?
#73712. Asked by tragic_flawed. (Dec 25 06 2:11 AM)
Hi Tragic, Dunno if it was a capital city but Byrsa means Ox-hide in Greek and was a walled city in Carthage. Rgds Al
Dec 25 06, 6:30 AM
Here she (Elissa -- Dido) purchased as much land as might be enclosed with the hide of a bull, but she ordered the hide to be cut up into the thinnest possible strips, and with them she surrounded a spot on which she built a citadel called Byrsa. Around this fort the city of Carthage arose and soon became a powerful and flourishing place.
Cardiff has a rich sporting history, as well as a wide selection of international sporting venues. Easy points for sports fans here - and plenty of clues for those just wanting to learn something about sport in the Welsh capital!
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