（Καρχηδών, ἡ Νέα
). The modern Carthagena; an important
town on the east coast of Hispania Tarraconensis, founded by the Carthaginians under
Hasdrubal, B.C. 243, and subsequently conquered and colonized by the Romans. It is situated on
a promontory running out into the sea, and possesses one of the finest harbours in the world.
At the entrance was a small island known as Scombraria, famous for the fish-sauce made from
or mackerel caught here. See Garum