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Mago

1. A Carthaginian who, according to Justin, was the founder of the military power of that city, being the first to introduce a regular discipline and organisation into her armies. He is said to have himself obtained by this means great successes; and still farther advantages were reaped by his two sons Hasdrubal and Hamilcar, who followed in their father's footsteps. (Justin, 18.7, 19.1.) If the second of his two sons be correctly identified with the Hamilcar that was killed at Himera [HAMILCAR, No. 1], we may conclude that Mago himself must have flourished from 550 to 500 years before Christ. (See Heeren, Ideen, vol. iv. p. 537.)

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