The Layman’s Historian

Episode 10 - Syracuse in Retreat

November 15, 2017

Following Agathocles's bloody and tyrannical rise to power, Carthage dispatched an army under Hamilcar Gisco to put down this new upstart regime.  After committing more atrocities at Gela for good measure, Agathocles met the Carthaginians at the Battle of the River Himera.  Although he almost took the Carthaginian camp by storm, his forces were driven back by Hamilcar Gisco using his Balearic slingers.  After this devastating defeat, Agathocles and Syracuse stood alone against the full might of Carthage in Sicily.

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