Carthage was not the first Phoenician city in the area.
Just 30km in the north, there was another Phoenician city 'Utica.'
It's strange that Phoenicians never aligned themselves, prefer to live one by one.
Carthage flourished rapidly, which made Rome very uncomfortable.
During the war, Carthage was expecting Utica's help, but they were in Rome's side at the last moment of Carthage.
Utica kept alive as a part of Roman colony
but it had been forgotten by the world.