Adherbal (admiral)

This article is about the Carthaginian admiral of the First Punic War. For the Numidian king, see Adherbal (king of Numidia). For the later Carthaginian admiral, see Adherbal (governor of Gades).

Adherbal (Greek Ατάρβας; died 230 BC) was the admiral of the Carthaginian fleet which battled the Romans for domination of the Mediterranean Sea during the First Punic War (264–41). He was placed over Drepana, and completely defeated the Roman consul Publius Claudius Pulcher in the Battle of Drepana in 249.[1][2]


  1. Polybius, i. 49—52
  2. Diod., Ecl. xxiv
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