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Duane W. Roller

legendary founder and queen of Carthage, also called Dido, Deido, and Theiosso. Although certainly a mythological figure, her treatment especially by Vergil in the Aeneid ensured her continuing popularity into modern times as one of the great figures of antiquity.

The earliest extant literary account of her is by Timaios in the fourth century BCE, and the most detailed historical version is that of Pompeius Trogus, from the end of the first century BCE, which, although probably somewhat later than the Aeneid, shows no knowledge of it and reflects earlier historical material. Timaios, a Sicilian, may have had access to Carthaginian information, but as presented Elissa’s tale is purely Greek.

Upon the death of her father Mutto king of Tyre Elissa became joint ruler of the city with her brother Pygmalion who promptly killed her husband Acherbas allegedly for his wealth Elissa eventually gathered supporters and left Tyre going ...


Mary Nombulelo Ntabeni

was born Moipone Nkoebe, the firstborn daughter of Chief Sempe Nkoebe, one of the principal chiefs of Quthing in Lesotho (then known as Basutoland). She is also known as Mofumahali, meaning queen, a position she gained as the wife of the paramount chief; in the context of British colonial rule, she was regent paramount chieftainess of Lesotho from 1941 to 1960 She completed her primary education and then married Morena e Moholo king or paramount chief Simon Seeiso Griffith as his first wife They had one child a daughter named Ntsebo The marriage gave her a new designation as M a rona Mother of the Nation but during her regency she insisted on being called Ntate father because the office and of the other chiefs was regarded as a male position As it turned out Mantsebo has been the first and only Mosotho woman to occupy the office of ...