Agrippa (mythology)

Agrippa Silvius is in Roman mythology, a descendant of Aeneas and tenth king of Alba Longa.

Its predecessor was Tiberinus Silvius. He ruled for 41 years. Taking the reigns given by Dionysius of Halicarnassus with a back calculation from the traditional year of the founding of Rome is based, this corresponds to the years 916-875 BC He was succeeded Romulus Silvius.

One assumes that was inserted in the editorial lists of kings in the time of Augustus the royal name to flatter Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, the friend and general of Augustus. In the list of kings of Livy are Agrippa Romulus Silvius and the 11th and 12th king of Alba Longa. Appear at the appropriate position in the list in the Fasti of Ovid Agrippa and Remulus, where Remulus with Augustus is to identify itself. To Augustus to give but before Agrippa precedence exchanged in Ovid 's Metamorphoses, the order of the two kings, and called there Remulus followed by Acrota, where Acrota to have been a pet name of Agrippa.


  • Livy, Ab urbe condita 1.3
  • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 14, 609-621. Fasti 4 Praefatio
  • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquities Romanae 1.71