Mathos
(178 words)

[German version]

(Μάθως/Máthōs). Libyan, Carthaginian officer in the First Punic War in Sicily, 241-238/7 BC. With Spendius leader of the 70,000(?) insurgents in the Mercenaries' War, which M. propagandised among the Libyans and Numidians as a freedom fight against Carthage. M. besieged and conquered Hippo [5], besieged Carthage and for a long time defended himself in his operational base at Tunes until, after vicissitudinous battles, the joined forces of Hamilcar [3] and Hanno [6] were finally able to end the Libyan War. Captured, M. was tortured to dea…

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Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich), “Mathos”, 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 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e726510>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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