Writing in the 1st century B.C., Diodorus Siculus, mentions Hanno in his account of the First Punic War and refers to him as “Hanno, son of Hannibal”, to distinguish him from other Carthaginians of that name.
Battle of Agrigentum
Before the battle, Hannibal Gisco was in the city of Agrigentum, besieged by the Romans, and Hanno was sent to provide relief. Hanno concentrated his troops at Heraclea Minoa and captured the Roman supply base at Herbesos. He told his Numidian cavalry to attack the Roman cavalry and then feign retreat. The Romans pursued the Numidians as they retreated and were brought to the main Carthaginian column where they suffered many losses. According to Polybius, the siege lasted several months before the Romans defeated the Carthaginians and forced Hanno to retreat.
- Other Hannos in Carthaginian history
- Huss (1985), p. 565.
- Diodorus Siculus, Biblioteca Historica, 23.1.2
- Lazenby, John (2016). The First Punic War. Routledge. pp. 45–46. ISBN 978-1-134-21422-8.
- Lazenby, John Francis (1996). The First Punic War: a military history. Stanford University Press. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-8047-2673-3. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
- Goldsworthy, Adrian (1 April 2007). The fall of Carthage: the Punic Wars, 265-146 BC. Cassell. p. 79. ISBN 978-0-304-36642-2. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
- Polybius. The Histories, book I.