5. One of the generals appointed to take the field against Agathocles when the latter had effected his landing in Africa, B. C. 310.
He is said to have had an hereditary feud with Bomilcar, his colleague in the command, which did not, however, prevent their co-operation.
In the battle that ensued Hanno commanded the right wing, and placed himself at the head of the sacred battalion, a select body of heavy infantry, apparently native Carthaginians, with which he attacked the enemy's left wing vigorously, and for a time successfully, but at length fell covered with wounds, on which his troops gave way. (Diod. 20.10
; Just. 22.6
; comp. Oros. 4.6