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Birthplace: Troy, Greece
Death: Died in Alba Longa Kingdom, Italy
Occupation: King of Alba Longa, King if Latium
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Latin kings of Alba Longa

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This article is about the kings of Alba Longa. For the Chicago gang known by this name, see Latin Kings (gang). For the hip-hop group, see The Latin Kings.

Latin kings of Rome, Alban kings of Rome or kings of Alba Longa, series of legendary kings of Latium and Alba Longa who, in Roman mythology, fill the gap between Aeneas and the foundation of Rome by Romulus and Remus. It is succeeded by the series of kings sometimes called the Etruscan kings to distinguish it from this series (although only a few members of it are from Etruria in our sense).

Ascanius, the first of the dynasty, founded Alba Longa around the middle of the 12th century BC, some time after the destruction of Troy (which according to ancient scholars occurred in 1184 BC). However, his successor was Silvius, his half-brother, and so the dynasty's real founder may be accounted as Silvius' parents Aeneas and Lavinia, and Lavinia's father Latinus.

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According to the accounts of Livy and Dionysius of Halicarnassus this is the list of the Latin kings:

Aeneas. Listed as the first Latin king by both Livy and Dionysius.

Ascanius. A son of Aeneas and Creusa. Reigned for 38 years

Ascanius

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Aeneas carrying Anchises, with Ascanius and his wife, black-figure amphora from a Greek workshop in Etruria, ca. 470 BC, Staatliche AntikensammlungenIn Greek and Roman mythology, Ascanius was the son of Aeneas and Creusa. After the Trojan War, as the city burned, Aeneas escaped to Latium in Italy, taking his father Anchises and his child Ascanius with him, though Creusa died during the escape. Ascanius later fought in the Italian Wars. Virgil's Aeneid says he had a role in the founding of Rome as the first king of Alba Longa.

According to another legend mentioned by Livy, Ascanius may have been the son of Aeneas and Lavinia and thus born in Latium, not Troy. Thirty years after the founding of Lavinium, Ascanius founded Alba Longa. He had a son or grandson called Aeneas Silvius.

Ascanius was also called Iulus or Julus. The Gens Julia, or the Julians, the clan to which Julius Caesar belonged, claimed to have been descended from Ascanius/Iulus, his father Aeneas, and, ultimately, the goddess Venus, the mother of Aeneas in myth, his father being the mortal Anchises.

The name Iulus was popularised by Virgil in the Aeneid: replacing the Greek name Ascanius with Iulus linked the Julian family of Rome to earlier mythology. The emperor Augustus, who commissioned the work, was a great patron of the arts. As a member of the Julian family, he could claim to have three major Olympian gods in his family tree: (Venus; Jupiter; and Mars), so he encouraged his many poets to emphasize his supposed descent from Aeneas.

Ascanius, in the Aeneid, first used the phrase "annue coeptis," the root phrase of what later became a motto of the United States of America.

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Livy, Ab Urbe Condita Book 1.

Ascanius

by James Hunter

Ascanius was the son of Aeneas and Creusa, and the grandson of Venus; he was also called Iulus. He accompanied his father to Italy after the fall of Troy, and fought briefly in the Italian wars. The Julian gens claimed descent from him.

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Alba Longa was an ancient Latin city about southeast of Rome, set in the Alban Hills. Accordi ng to legend, it was founded (c.1152 BC) by Aeneas's son, Ascanius, and was the birthplace of ROMULUS AND REMUS. The principal city of th e LATINS, it retained its dominance until the 7th century BC, when it was probably destroyed by Rome. Excavations of its necropolis have revealed tombs dating from the 12th century BC. The site of Alba Longa is near the modern Castel Gandolfo, summer residence of the popes.

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Alba Longa was an ancient Latin city about southeast of Rome, set in the Alban Hills. Accordi ng to legend, it was founded (c.1152 BC) by Aeneas's son, Ascanius, and was the birthplace of ROMULUS AND REMUS. The principal city of th e LATINS, it retained its dominance until the 7th century BC, when it was probably destroyed by Rome. Excavations of its necropolis have revealed tombs dating from the 12th century BC. The site of Alba Longa is near the modern Castel Gandolfo, summer residence of the popes. -------------------- Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascanius

In Greek and Roman mythology, Ascanius was the son of the Trojan prince Aeneas and Creusa, daughter of Priam. After the Trojan War, as the city burned, Aeneas escaped to Latium in Italy, taking his father Anchises and his child Ascanius with him, though Creusa died during the escape.

According to another legend mentioned by Livy, Ascanius may have been the son of Aeneas and Lavinia and thus born in Latium, not Troy. Ascanius later fought in the Italian Wars along with his father Aeneas.

After the death of Aeneas, Ascanius became king of Lavinium and an Etruscan king named Mezentius took advantage of the occasion to besiege the city.[1] Menzentius succeeded in making the city surrender and agree to pay a yearly tribute. Upon his retirement, Ascanius fell upon him and his army unaware and entirely defeated Mezentius and killed his son Lausus. Mezentius was forced to agree to pay a yearly tribute. Subsequent to this, exactly thirty years after the founding of Lavinium, Ascanius founded the city of Alba Longa and became its first king. He left his mother, Lavinia, in charge of the city of Lavinium. Ascanius was succeeded by Silvius, who was either the younger brother of Ascanius or his son. Ascanius died in the 28th year of his reign.

According to Dionysius of Halicarnasus, Ascanius' original name was Euryleon and this name was changed to Ascanius after his flight from Troy.[2] According to Virgil, Ascanius was also called Iulus or Julus. The Gens Julia, or the Julians, the clan to which Julius Caesar belonged, claimed to have been descended from Ascanius/Iulus, his father Aeneas, and, ultimately, the goddess Venus, the mother of Aeneas in myth, his father being the mortal Anchises. According to Dionysius of Halicarnasus, however, Julus was a son of Ascanius who disputed the succession of the kingdom of Alba Longa with Silvius, upon the death of Ascanius.[3]

The name Iulus was popularised by Virgil in the Aeneid: replacing the Greek name Ascanius with Iulus linked the Julian family of Rome to earlier mythology. The emperor Augustus, who commissioned the work, was a great patron of the arts. As a member of the Julian family, he could claim to have four major Olympian gods in his family tree: (Jupiter, Juno, Venus and Mars), so he encouraged his many poets to emphasize his supposed descent from Aeneas.

Ascanius, in the Aeneid, first used the phrase "annuit coeptis", the root phrase of what later became a motto of the United States of America.

[edit] References Livy, Ab Urbe Condita Book 1. 1.^ Another tradition says that he was too young to reign and that his mother Lavinia reigned in his stead for a number of years until he came of age, upon which, Ascanius founded Alba Longa and left his mother in charge of Lavinium, q.v. Dionysius of Halicarnasus Roman Antiquities 1.65 2.^ Dionysius of Halicarnasus Roman Antiquities 1.65 3.^ Dionysius of Halicarnasus Roman Antiquities 1.70 [edit] Family tree of the kings of Alba Longa See also: Latin kings of Alba Longa

     Anchises   Venus (goddess)   Latinus 
                      

 Creusa   Aeneas     Lavinia 
         
                      

     Ascanius or Iulus   Silvius 

                       

     Silvius     Aeneas Silvius 

                       

     Brutus of Britain     Latinus Silvius 

                     

               Alba 

                     

               Atys 

                     

               Capys 

                     

               Capetus 

                     

               Tiberinus Silvius 

                     

               Agrippa 

                     

               Romulus Silvius 

                     

               Aventinus 

                     

               Procas 

                               
         
               Numitor   Amulius 

                   

             Rhea Silvia   Ares/Mars 
   
                                 
         
         Hersilia   Romulus   Remus 
   
                   

             Kings of Rome 

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