7. A Carthaginian senator, who is represented by Livy (23.12
) as a warm supporter of the Barcine party, and as upbraiding Hanno with his opposition, when Mago brought to Carthage the tidings of the victory at Cannae.
It is possible that he is the same who was soon after sent to Spain with an army to hold that province, while Hasdrubal advanced into Italy (Liv. 23.28
); but this is a mere conjecture.
It is remarkable that the Himilco just referred to, though entrusted with so important a command, is not again mentioned in history; at least there are no sufficient grounds for identifying him with any of those hereafter enumerated.