8. Son of Hamilcar (which of the many persons of that name we know not) was one of the chief magistrates at Carthage at the time of the disputes which led to the third Punic war. Ambassadors having been sent from Rome to adjust the differences between the Carthaginians and Masinissa (B. C. 152), the senate of Carthage was disposed to submit to their dictation; but Gisco, by his violent harangues, so inflamed the minds of his hearers against the Romans, that the ambassadors even became apprehensive for their personal safety, and fled from the city. (Liv. Epit.