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Mathos 'had been a prominent agitator in the disturbances' at Sicca. On the march to Sicca, during the stay there, and still more on the march back, the army would have become aware of the Libyan population's grievances and anger against their rulers. Mathos and his Libyan comrades in particular must have been fully informed. After all Sicca was less than two hundred and fifty kilometres from virtually any part of Punic-ruled territory. Messages could move freely between the men and their home communities, for the Carthaginians had no way and probably no idea of stopping them. To most of the army, Libyan discontent could be another and very powerful lever for putting pressure on their old employers. To the extremists it began to prompt other, far more venturesome ambitions.

Keywords: Carthaginians; Libyan comrades; Mathos; Punic-ruled territory; Sicca



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