Thursday, June 02, 2016

Carthago Dilecta Est

PUNIC WATCH: Sailing: Carthago Dilecta Est regatta lands in Lampedusa.
(ANSAmed) - TUNIS, JUNE 1 - The international sailing event uniting Italy and Tunisia, Carthago Dilecta Est, is back this year with some new features that highlight the symbolic value of uniting Mediterranean peoples in new links towards friendship and peace.

The 18th edition will take place on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, where the Italian and Tunisian teams will meet, said event organiser Ventotene Sailing Club.

The Latin title is a play on the ancient Roman motto during the Punic Wars: Carthago delenda est, "Carthage must be destroyed." But Carthago Dilecta Est has the much nicer meaning "Carthage is lovely."