The Battle of Utica (c. 240 BC) was the first major engagement in the Mercenary War between Carthaginian forces and part of the combined forces of Carthage's former mercenary armies previously deployed by Carthage to conduct the First Punic War and those of rebelling Libyan cities. The forces of Hanno the Great broke the siege of Utica. However, they failed to prepare any meaningful defense of the city once they liberated it or to maintain proper lookouts for enemy movement. As a result, the Carthaginian forces suffered heavy losses when the mercenary forces counter-attacked, captured the Carthaginian baggage and equipment and besieged the army of Hanno within Utica. Hanno managed to regain his freedom of maneuver later but failed to capitalize on opportunities to engage the rebel forces u

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  • La batalla de Útica (240 a. C.) enfrentó al ejército cartaginés al mando de Hannón el Grande contra los mercenarios rebelados durante la guerra de los Mercenarios. Los mercenarios, inicialmente derrotados, abandonaron el asedio de la ciudad de Útica. Tras tomar posesión, Hannón descuidó las defensas y los rebeldes se reorganizaron para expulsar a las tropas del cartaginés. (es)
  • The Battle of Utica (c. 240 BC) was the first major engagement in the Mercenary War between Carthaginian forces and part of the combined forces of Carthage's former mercenary armies previously deployed by Carthage to conduct the First Punic War and those of rebelling Libyan cities. The forces of Hanno the Great broke the siege of Utica. However, they failed to prepare any meaningful defense of the city once they liberated it or to maintain proper lookouts for enemy movement. As a result, the Carthaginian forces suffered heavy losses when the mercenary forces counter-attacked, captured the Carthaginian baggage and equipment and besieged the army of Hanno within Utica. Hanno managed to regain his freedom of maneuver later but failed to capitalize on opportunities to engage the rebel forces under favorable conditions. This prompted Carthage to mobilize another army under Hamilcar Barca. (en)
  • A batalha de Útica (240 a.C.) foi um confronto entre o exército cartaginês comandado por Hanão II, o Grande e Amílcar Barca contra os mercenários rebelados de Cartago durante a Guerra dos Mercenários. Estes últimos, inicialmente derrotados, abandonaram o cerco da cidade de Útica. Depois de tomar posse da cidade, Hanão descuidou as defesas e os rebeldes reorganizaram-se para expulsar as tropas de Cartago. (pt)
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  • Unknown
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  • Carthage
  • Rebel mercenaries
  • Rebelling Libyan towns and cities.
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  • Carthaginian Defeat
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  • Hanno
  • Uncertain. Forces included "no less than a hundred"war elephants
  • Unclear, an estimated 20,000. Total Mercenary and Libyan forces are accounted at about 70,000, although these were split amongUtica,HippacritaeandTunis.
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  • Unknown
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  • Uncertain: Spendius and Mathos are mentioned repeatedly as leading the mercenary mutiny, along with other minor commanders but a specific commander is not mentioned for this engagement.
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  • Spring 240 BC
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  • La batalla de Útica (240 a. C.) enfrentó al ejército cartaginés al mando de Hannón el Grande contra los mercenarios rebelados durante la guerra de los Mercenarios. Los mercenarios, inicialmente derrotados, abandonaron el asedio de la ciudad de Útica. Tras tomar posesión, Hannón descuidó las defensas y los rebeldes se reorganizaron para expulsar a las tropas del cartaginés. (es)
  • A batalha de Útica (240 a.C.) foi um confronto entre o exército cartaginês comandado por Hanão II, o Grande e Amílcar Barca contra os mercenários rebelados de Cartago durante a Guerra dos Mercenários. Estes últimos, inicialmente derrotados, abandonaram o cerco da cidade de Útica. Depois de tomar posse da cidade, Hanão descuidou as defesas e os rebeldes reorganizaram-se para expulsar as tropas de Cartago. (pt)
  • The Battle of Utica (c. 240 BC) was the first major engagement in the Mercenary War between Carthaginian forces and part of the combined forces of Carthage's former mercenary armies previously deployed by Carthage to conduct the First Punic War and those of rebelling Libyan cities. The forces of Hanno the Great broke the siege of Utica. However, they failed to prepare any meaningful defense of the city once they liberated it or to maintain proper lookouts for enemy movement. As a result, the Carthaginian forces suffered heavy losses when the mercenary forces counter-attacked, captured the Carthaginian baggage and equipment and besieged the army of Hanno within Utica. Hanno managed to regain his freedom of maneuver later but failed to capitalize on opportunities to engage the rebel forces u (en)
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  • Battle of Utica (en)
  • Batalla de Útica (es)
  • Batalha de Útica (pt)
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