Sophonisba

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Sophonisba

(sōfənĭz`bə), fl. 3d cent. B.C., Carthaginian noblewoman, daughter of HasdrubalHasdrubal,
d. 207 B.C., Carthaginian general; son of Hamilcar Barca. During the Second Punic War (see Punic Wars), his brother Hannibal, on leaving for Italy, made Hasdrubal commander in Spain.
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. She was the Carthaginian wife of Syphax of Numidia, who after the marriage fought for Carthage. When he was defeated (203 B.C.) by Masinissa and the Romans, Sophonisba took poison. This tragedy was the subject of plays by Alfieri, Trissino, Corneille, James Thomson, Voltaire, and others. The Carthaginian spelling of her name is Saphanba'al.

Sophonisba

Carthaginian who took poison to avoid falling into Roman hands. [Rom. Hist.: Benét, 947]
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Apres la generale presentee a Constantine dans le cadre de la manifestation [beaucoup moins que] Constantine capitale de la culture arabe 2015 [beaucoup plus grand que], la piece [beaucoup moins que] Massinissa et Sophonisbe [beaucoup plus grand que], produite par le theatre regional Kateb-Yacine de Tizi Ouzou, est revenue au bercail.
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49) Lohenstein used Bernegger's Justinus commentary in another play about the African queen Sophonisbe, made famous for her resistance to the Romans in the Second Punic War.
50 See Lohenstein, Sophonisbe, 396 and 404, where he refers explicitly to Bernegger's commentary on Justinus.
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