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.
Download: Episode 10 – Syracuse in Retreat
RSS Feed: The Layman’s Historian
Contact the Layman’s Historian:
Leave a comment below.
Post on the Facebook page.
Subscribe or leave a review on iTunes.