In the past few days, I’ve been reading far into Livy’s History of Rome. But as I do not want to clog my blog up with constant summaries, I’m taking it slow. Hope the summary of chapter 3 helps you….
- We do not know who took the throne after Aeneas
- But it remained safe while his son Ascanius, was too young to rule
- Ascanius leaves the Latins and founds the city of Alba Longa
- The river Albula, renamed the Tiber, became the border against the Etruscans
- Ascanius succeeded by Silvius
- Silvius succeeded by Aeneas Silvius
- Aeneas Silvius succeeded by Latinus Silvius
- The remaining kings of Alba were:
- Tiberinus – drowned in the River Alba and therefore it became known as the river Tiber
- Romulus Silvius – struck by lightning
- Crown goes to Aventinus
- Proca has two sons – Numitor and Amulius.
Amulius exiles Numitor just out of sheer envy at his position of King. He kills Numitors sons and makes his daughter, Rhea Silver, a vestal virgin – therefore she is never allowed to have a child, so Amulius’ and his children will stay on the throne.