Atys (King of Alba Longa)

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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]

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  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