Aeneas Silvius

Aeneas Silvius from Guillaume Rouillé's Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum

Aeneas Silvius is the son of Silvius, grandson of Ascanius and great-grandson of Aeneas. He is the third in the list of the mythical kings of Alba Longa in Latium, and the Silvii regarded him as the founder of their house.[1] Dionysius of Halicarnassus[2] ascribes to him a reign of 31 years.[3] Ovid does not mention him among the Alban kings.[4] According to Livy and Dionysius the heir of Aeneas Silvius was named Latinus Silvius.


  1. Livy, i. 3.
  2. Dionysius of Halicarnassus, i. 71.
  3. Virgil, Aeneid, vi. 769.
  4. Ovid, Metamorphoses, xiv. 610, etc.

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1870).

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