23. Another officer of the same name shared the same fate shortly after, being led into a snare by Masinissa, and cut off, with above 1000 of his men. Livy, however, informs us that authors were not agreed whether there were two Hannos thus cut off in succession, or only one; and that some writers represented him to have been taken prisoner, and not killed. (Liv. 29.34
The last version of this history is that followed by Appian (App. Pun. 14
) and by Zonaras (9.12
), who state that he was immediately afterwards set at liberty, in exchange for the mother of Masinissa.
According to Zonaras he was the son of Hasdrubal Gisco ; Livy, on the contrary, calls him son of Hamilcar-- what Hamilcar we know not, but certainly not the great Barca. (Comp. Eutrop. 3.20
; Oros. 4.18