Tullus Hostilius in Roman Biography

Tul'lus Hos-til'i-us, third King of Rome, succeeded Numa Pompilius in 673 B.C. He carried on a war against the Albans, in which occurred the celebrated combat between the Horatii and Curiatii, and which ended in the conquest of Alba. He was a very warlike king. According to tradition, he was killed by lightning about 640 B.C. See Gkbauhr, "Tullus Hostilius," 1720 ; Schoemann, " DiĀ»- ftertatio critica de Tullo Hostilio," 1847.

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