Bomilcar (suffete)

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Bomilcar was a Carthaginian nobleman and commander in the Second Punic War (218 – 201 BC).

He was a son-in-law of Hamilcar Barca and the father of the Hanno who commanded a portion of Hannibal's army at the passage of the Rhone (218 BC) and at the Battle of Cannae. This Bomilcar seems to have been one of the Carthaginian suffetes[1] and to have presided in that assembly of the senate in which the second Punic war was resolved on.[2]



  1. ^ see Gottling, Excurs, iii. ad Arist. Polit. p. 484 (cited by Smith)
  2. ^ Polyb. iii. 33, 42 ; Liv. xxi. 18, 27, 28.) (cited by Smith)