Alba Silvius

Alba Silvius is in Roman mythology, a descendant of Aeneas and the fifth king of Alba Longa.

His predecessor was his father Latinus Silvius. According to the legendary tradition he reigned for 39 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 1030-991 BC About his successor, there are different information. According to Livy, it was a son named Atys, Ovid is the name Epytus Dionysius of Halicarnassus and is called the successor Capetus.


  • Livy, Ab urbe condita 1.3
  • Ovid, Metamorphoses 14.609-621. Fasti 4 Praefatio
  • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquities Romanae 1.71