Carthaginian Generals > Hanno the Elder

Hanno the Elder

Punic Wars - Punic Wars Decoration

Hanno the Elder, also known as Hanno I the Great, was a prominent Carthaginian statesman and military leader during the 3rd century BCE. He played a significant role in Carthaginian politics and military affairs, particularly during the First Punic War and the Mercenary War. His influence extended over a considerable period, shaping the course of Carthaginian history in a time of great challenges.

Early Life and Background

Political and Military Career

First Punic War (264-241 BCE)

Mercenary War (241-237 BCE)

Political Influence


Hanno the Elder remains a notable figure in Carthaginian history, remembered for his military leadership and political influence during some of the most challenging periods faced by the ancient city-state. His cautious and conservative approach provided a counterbalance to the more aggressive strategies of his contemporaries, contributing to the complex dynamics of Carthaginian politics and military affairs.


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