Before the Battle of Cannae, in which Hannibal defeated a larger Roman army, Hannibal made the following quip:
Reportedly, a Carthaginian officer named Gisgo commented on how much larger the Roman army was. Hannibal replied, "another thing that has escaped your notice, Gisgo, is even more amazing—that although there are so many of them, there is not one among them called Gisgo".
What is the intended meaning of this phrase? Is he attempting to praise the man under his command?