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Hamilcar Barca

[huh-mil-kahr bahr-kuh, ham-uh l-kahr] /həˈmɪl kɑr ˈbɑr kə, ˈhæm əlˌkɑr/
noun
1.
c270–228 b.c, Carthaginian general and statesman (father of Hannibal).
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Hamilcar Barca

/hæˈmɪlkɑː ˈbɑːkə; ˈhæmɪlˌkɑː/
noun
1.
died ?228 bc, Carthaginian general; father of Hannibal. He held command (247–41) during the first Punic War and established Carthaginian influence in Spain (237–?228)
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general who assumed command of the Carthaginian forces in Sicily during the last years of the First Punic War with Rome (264-241 BC). Until the rise to power of his son Hannibal, Hamilcar was the finest commander and statesman that Carthage had produced.

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