Ancus Marcius

"Ancus Marcius" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Tuesday 26th April 2011

The 4th legendary king of Rome, who ruled probably since 640 until 616 b.C., dedicating himself mostly to maintainance of peace and religious education. According to a tradition he wrote the rules of religious rites and enlarged Rome by adjoining of little lating settlements located around it. He founded the port of Ostia, built ponte Sublicio (a bridge over Tiber), aqueduct of Aqua Marcia and excavated the first public prison under Capitolium.

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