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The Punic Wars, fought between Rome and Carthage, featured numerous notable Carthaginian commanders who played critical roles in the conflict. These commanders were key to Carthage's military strategies and efforts to resist Roman expansion. Here is an overview of some of the most prominent Carthaginian commanders during the Punic Wars:

First Punic War (264-241 BCE)

Hamilcar Barca

Hanno the Great

Second Punic War (218-201 BCE)

Hannibal Barca

Hasdrubal Barca

Hasdrubal Gisco

Mago Barca

Hanno the Elder

Third Punic War (149-146 BCE)

Hasdrubal the Boetharch


These Carthaginian commanders were instrumental in their respective roles during the Punic Wars, employing a range of strategies and tactics to challenge Rome. Despite their ultimate defeat, their military exploits and leadership left a lasting legacy in the annals of military history. The Barcid family, in particular, with figures like Hannibal, Hasdrubal, and Mago, stands out for their remarkable contributions to Carthage's military efforts.


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