Alba Longa and its Legendary Kings

May 19, 2024 118

BY: Robbie Mitchell

Alba Longa, an ancient city located in the Latium region of Italy, holds a prominent place in the realm of myth and legend. According to tradition, this fabled city's origins can be traced back to the aftermath of Troy's fall, attributed to the legendary hero Aeneas.

Within the confines of Alba Longa, the Silvian dynasty, descendants of Aeneas, governed over successive generations, shaping a mythical narrative that would later intertwine with the founding myths of Rome - especially that of the famous Romulus and Remus. Or at least that’s what ancient Roman historians would have us believe. When it comes to Alba Longa it’s next to impossible to separate fact from fiction.

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