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4. Surnamed Rhodanus, was sent by the Carthaginians to the court of Alexander after the fall of Tyre, B. C. 332. (Just. 21.6.) He was probably sent as ambassador to deprecate the wrath of the king for the assistance given to the Tyrians, or to ascertain the disposition of Alexander towards Carthage, in the same manner as we again find a Carthaginian embassy at his court just before his death. (Diod. 17.113.) Justin, however, represents Hamilcar as having no public capacity, but as worming himself into the king's favour, and then secretly reporting his designs to Carthage. Yet, according to the same author, when he returned home, after the death of Alexander, he was put to death by the Carthaginians for having betrayed their interests. (Just. 21.6; Orosius, 4.6.)

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