In 212 BC, the two Roman commanders in Iberia, Publius Cornelius Scipio and Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Calvus, decided to take the offensive. Hasdrubal Gisco was sent to Iberia with an army following the defeat of Hasdrubal Barca at the Battle of Dertosa in the spring of 215 BC. He arrived in Iberia in 214 BC. His arrival ended the absolute command of the Barcid family there. He should not be confused with Hasdrubal Barca, the brother of Hannibal. Publius Scipio marched to encounter the Carthaginian forces commanded by Hasdrubal and Mago Barca, who had been reinforced by Numidian cavalry commanded by Masinissa. Immediately after this victory Hasdrubal hastened to join his army with that of Hasdrubal Barca. In a battle near Castulo the Roman forces were defeated and Publius Scipio killed. High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Hasdrubal Gisco or Hasdrubal son of Gisco (died 202 BC) was a Carthaginian general who fought against Rome in Iberia (Hispania) and North Africa during the Second Punic War.
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