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(*Mhrbl = ‘servant of Bl’; Greek Μαάρβας/ Maárbas).

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[1] Carthaginian commander (?)

Carthaginian commander of dubious historicity, who is supposed to have outsmarted rebellious Libyans by means of doped wine and defeated them (Frontin. Str. 2,5,12; cf. Polyaenus, Strat. 5,10,1; [1. 193f.]).

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[2] Carthaginian commander of Hannibal, end of 3rd cent. BC

Carthaginian, son of a Himilkon, as Hannibal's [4] comman…

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Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich), “Maharbal”, 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 10 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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