- an ancient Carthaginian family to which Hamilcar, Hasdrubal, and Hannibal belonged.
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The Hannonian family seems to have made the greatest figure in the senate; the Barcan in the field.
Though the Barcan family produced some great officers, who at least equalled the ablest generals Rome could ever boast of.
- the surname of several noted Carthaginian generals, including Hamilcar, Hasdrubal, and Hannibal
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