Ancient Greek and Roman writers usually used 'Aethiopia' to mean Africa as a whole. Under the Roman Republic, 'Africa' was only the northern coastal area around Carthage. This became the original Africa Province after Rome defeated Carthage in the Punic wars and is now covered by modern Tunisia.
Many people from northern Africa took a Greek or Latin adaptation of their original name during this period.
This collection of names was compiled by Kate Monk and is ©1997, Kate Monk.
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