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and Indibĭlis. Two brothers, and chiefs of the Spanish tribe of the Ilergetes, who played an important part in the war between the Romans and Carthaginians in Spain during the Second Punic War. For some years they were faithful allies of the Carthaginians; but in consequence of the generous treatment which the wife of Mandonius and the daughters of Indibilis received from P. Scipio, when they fell into his hands, the two brothers deserted the Carthaginian cause, and joined Scipio in B.C. 209 with all the forces of their nation. But in B.C. 206 the illness and reported death of Scipio gave them hopes of shaking off the yoke of Rome, and they excited a general revolt not only among their own subjects, but the neighbouring Celtiberian tribes also. They were defeated by Scipio, and upon suing for forgiveness were pardoned. But when Scipio left Spain in the next year (B.C. 205) they again revolted. The Romans attacked them; Indibilis was slain in battle, and Mandonius was soon after captured and put to death (Livy, xxix. 1; Appian, Hisp. 38).

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    • Appian, Wars in Spain, 7
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