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Ha·mil·car Bar·ca(hə-mĭl′kär′ bär′kə, hăm′əl-) 270?-228? bc.
Carthaginian general and father of Hannibal. He led Carthaginian forces during the final years of the First Punic War. After making peace with the Romans, he returned to Carthage and quelled a rebellion of mercenary troops.
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Hamilcar Barca(hæˈmɪlkɑː ˈbɑːkə; ˈhæmɪlˌkɑː)
(Biography) 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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Ha•mil•car Bar•ca(həˈmɪl kɑr ˈbɑr kə, ˈhæm əlˌkɑr)
c270–228 B.C., Carthaginian general and statesman (father of Hannibal).
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