Alorcus was a Spaniard who flourished around the 3rd century BC and who served in Hannibal's army, known only from a mention in Livy, followed by other Roman sources. He was a friend of the Saguntines, and went into Saguntum, when the city was reduced to the last extremity, to endeavor to persuade the inhabitants to accept Hannibal's terms.[1][2]


  1. ^ Livy, Ab urbe condita xxi. 12, &c.
  2. ^ Kern, Paul Bentley (1999). Ancient Siege Warfare. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. p. 326. ISBN 0-253-33546-9.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William (1870). "Alorcus". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 133.