(Αὐτάριτος; Autáritos). Celtic mercenary in Hamilcar Barca's army in Sicily; leader in Libya from 241 BC of the largest contingent (2,000 Celts) in the Mercenaries' War against Carthage; he escaped the defeat at Bagradas, urged the massacre of Gescon and other captured Carthaginians and was the negotiator of the surrender at the foot of the Prion, in a hopeless position. As guarantor of the treaty, he was executed in Tunes with Spendius and Zarzas following the breaking of the treaty by the insurgents in 238 (Pol. 1,77-86).
Cite this pageGünther, Linda-Marie (Munich), “Autaritus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e209990>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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