Hannibal (Mercenary War)

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Not to be confused with Hannibal.

Hannibal (died 238 BCE) was a Carthaginian general who took part in the Mercenary War between Carthage and rebel mercenaries. He should not be confused with the more renowned Hannibal Barca, son of Hamilcar Barca.

During this war, he replaced Hanno II the Great as a commander of the Carthaginian army. He took part in a successful campaign against some rebel cities, along with Hamilcar Barca.

During the siege of Tunis he was captured during a night raid and crucified, along with some other high-ranking Carthaginians.

Flaubert conflates his character with that of Hanno in his historical novel Salammbô.

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