Adherbal (admiral)

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Adherbal (Punic: 𐤀𐤃𐤓𐤁𐤏𐤋, ʿDRBʾL;[1] died 230 BC), also known as Atarbas (Greek: Ατάρβας, Atárbas), was the admiral of the Carthaginian fleet which battled the Romans for domination of the Mediterranean Sea during the First Punic War (264–41 BC). He led the Carthaginian fleet to Drepana in Sicily and completely defeated the Roman consul P. Claudius Pulcher in the Battle of Drepana in 249 BC.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Huss (1985), p. 559.
  2. ^ Polybius, i. 49—52
  3. ^ Diod., Ecl. xxiv


  • Huss, Werner (1985), Geschichte der Karthager, Munich: C.H. Beck. ‹See Tfd›(in German)