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Mago

13. A Carthaginian, apparently not the same as the preceding, who, on the return of the embassy just spoken of, addressed the Carthaginian senate in a speech at once prudent and manly. (Plb. 36.3.) He is termed by Polybius the Bruttian ( Βρέττιος), from whence Reiske inferred him to be the same with the lieutenant of Hannibal (No. 7), but this, as Schweighaeuser has observed, is impossible, on chronological grounds. That author suggests that he may be the son of the one just alluded to, and may have derived his surname from the services of his father in Bruttium. (Schw. ad Polyb. l.c. and Index Historicus, p. 365.)

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