Hamilcar (hămˈĭlkär, həmĭlˈ–) [key], fl. 480 B.C., Carthaginian general. Little is known of him, although he was a member of the powerful Barca family. He commanded an army against Gelon and the Greeks in Sicily, who severely defeated him (480 B.C.) at Himera. Hamilcar was killed in the battle.
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