Atys (King of Alba Longa)

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Atys Silvius from Nuremberg chronicles

In Roman mythology, Atys /ˈtɪs/ (said to have reigned 989-963 BC)[1] was a descendant of Alba and the sixth king of Alba Longa. Geoffrey of Monmouth asserted in his Historia Regum Britanniae that Silvius (who he calls "Sylvius Epitus") succeeded Alba at the same time that Solomon began to build the Temple in Jerusalem and was visited by the Queen of Sheba, and king Leil of Britain founded Carlisle.[2]

Family tree[edit]

AnchisesVenusLatinusAmata
CreusaAeneasLavinia
IulusAscanius
Silvius
Aeneas Silvius
Latinus Silvius
Alba (Silvius)
Atys
Capys
Capetus
Tiberinus
Agrippa
Romulus Silvius
Aventinus
Proca
NumitorAmulius
Rhea SilviaMars
HersiliaRomulusRemus
Prima


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus Roman Antiquities 1.71
  2. ^ Geoffrey of Monmouth (1842) [Written around 1136]. "Book 2, chapter 9" . History of the Kings of Britain . Translated by Aaron Thompson, revised and corrected by John Allen Giles – via Wikisource.
Legendary titles
Preceded by
Alba Silvius
King of Alba Longa Succeeded by
Capys