Atys (King of Alba Longa)

Atys is in Roman mythology, a descendant of Aeneas and sixth king of Alba Longa.

His predecessor was his father Alba Silvius. About his name, there are different information. In the list of kings of Livy Atys appears in Ovid is the successor of Alba Silvius Epitus, in Diodorus Epitus Silva and Dionysius of Halicarnassus he called Kapetos. The latter is probably a scribal because the name of the eighth king also Capetus is ( in Dionysius of Halicarnassus Kalpetos ).

He ruled for 26 years, according to the legendary lore. 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 991-965 BC His successor was Capys.


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

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