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Biography of Barca Hamilcar


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Hamilcar Barca. A Carthaginian leader, father of Hannibal, and head of a faction at Carthage. Commanded in Sicily in the first Punic War, at the close of which Hamilcar defeated the mercenaries, who had rebelled. Was killed in battle with the Vettones, when meditating a fresh attack upon the Romans in 288 B.C.