Hamilcar Barca


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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)
n
(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)
n.
c270–228 B.C., Carthaginian general and statesman (father of Hannibal).
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He was reared by his father, Hamilcar Barca, a Carthaginian general and statesman, to make and carry through on a vow to defeat Rome.
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Beyond the first chapter, which opens with a dazzling scene of young Hannibal watching his baby brother sacrificed to appease Baal Hammon (based on Jakob Seibert's speculation in Hannibal [1993] that Hamilcar Barca had four sons, the youngest of which was a victim of Carthage's notorious practice of human sacrifice), the book is not so much a biography as it is a fairly standard, albeit well-written and solidly argued, military analysis of the Second Punic War.
His father was the general Hamilcar Barca. Hamilcar was badly defeated by the Romans in Sicily during the First Punic War but saved Carthage from destruction by rebellious mercenary soldiers in that war's aftermath by savagely suppressing the uprising.