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The Mamertines (Latin: Mamertini, "sons of Mars", Greek: Μαμερτῖνοι) were mercenaries of Italian origin hired by Agathocles (361 – 289 BCE) of Sicily. Many stayed in Sicily, taking over the town of Messana and becoming pirates on land and sea.

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“Mamertines,” Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamertines