), an Iberian chief, called Edesco by Livy.
He came to Scipio at Tarraco, in B. C. 209, and offered to surrender himself "to the faith of the Romans," requesting, at the same time, that his wife and children, who were among the hostages that had fallen into Scipio's hands at the capture of New Carthage, might be restored to him. Scipio granted his prayer, and thereby greatly increased the Roman influence in Spain.
Edecon was the first chief who, after the retreat of Hasdrubal to the Pyrenees, saluted Scipio as king,--a homage which the latter knew better than to accept. (Plb. 10.34
; Liv. xxvii 17, 19.)