d. 617 BC
Ancus Marcius was the grandson of Numa Pompilius. He became the fourth king of Rome
after the death of Tullus Hostilius. Like Numa, he was both peaceful and religious.
When attacked by enemies however, he showed himself to be a capable warrior. He conquered the
Latins, and moved many of them into the city of Rome, where they formed the original
plebeian settlement on Aventine hill. He built a bridge across the Tiber, built a prison,
and founded the port of Ostia at the mouth of the Tiber.
Key events during the life of Ancus Marcius:
||Beginning of reign.
||Built a prison.
||Built a bridge across the Tiber, called the Sublican Bridge.
||Established the port of Ostia at the mouth of the Tiber.
|Tarquin the Elder
||Fifth king, built great sewer, circus, temple of Jupiter, and forum.