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(Ἱάρβας; Hiárbas).

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[1] H., Iarbas Mythical African King

Mythical African King of the Maxitani (Just. Epit. 18,6,1), son of Ammon and a nymph (Verg. Aen. 4,198). He unsuccessfully courted  Dido (Verg. Aen. 4,213ff.; Ov. Fast. 3,553f.), then captured Carthage after her death (Ov. Fast. 3,551f.).


A. M. Guillemin, Comment Virgile construit un caractère. Iarbas, in: Humanités: revue d'enseignement seco…

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Schulte-Altedorneburg, Jörg (Marburg) and Meißner, Burkhard (Halle/Saale), “Hiarbas”, 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 22 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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