Freidrich von Schiller

O degenerate child of a kind compassionate mother,   
  That to the might of Rome addest the cunning of Tyre!   
But this ruled by her power the earth which her valor had conquered—   
  That instructed the world which by her prudence she won.   
Say, what doth history tell of thee? She tells, thou didst ever           
  Win like the Roman by steel, rule like the Tyrian by gold.

The ruins of Carthage, the adversary of ancient Rome, lie in what is now Tunisia. Carthage was founded by Phoenician settlers from the city of Tyre.