Adherbal (governor of Gades)

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

Adherbal was a Carthaginian noble who served as the governor of Gades during the Second Punic War.[1] He was also a Carthaginian military commander in this war under the command of Mago Barca. He is perhaps best known for his defeat at the Battle of Carteia which was a naval battle that occurred in 206 BC as Adherbal was attempting to flee Carthaginian Hispania. His fleet was defeated near the ancient city of Carteia by Gaius Laelius.[2][3][4]


  1. Fin de la presencia cartaginesa en Hispania, 206 a.C.
  2. Juan Antonio Lacomba i José E. Ferrer Palma, Historia de Andalucía, p.88
  3. Livy, xxviii. 30
  4. Smith, William (1867), "Adherbal (1) and (2)", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, p. 19
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