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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