Titus Tatius is a legendary figure from early Roman times . As with almost all people and events of the Roman royal era, it can hardly be determined whether the tradition goes back to a true core.
According to the ancient sources (much later), Titus Tatius was king of the Sabines and, after the robbery of the Sabine women, besieged the Capitol , captured it by betraying the Tarpeia ( Tarpeian rock ) and then ruled over Rome together with Romulus until he was in Lavinium was murdered by Laurentines . His grave was built on the Aventine .
- Konrad Glaser: Tatius 1. In: Paulys Realencyclopädie der classischen Antiquity Science (RE). Volume IV A, 2, Stuttgart 1932, Col. 2471-2477.
- Jan Stenger: Tatius, T .. In: Der Neue Pauly (DNP). Volume 12, Metzler, Stuttgart 2002, ISBN 3-476-01470-3 , Sp. 44.
- Varro , De lingua Latina 5:46; Livy , Ab urbe condita 1, 10, 1f .; Plutarch , Romulus 17.
- Livy, Ab urbe condita 1, 11, 6ff .; Dionysius of Halicarnassus , Antiquitates Romanae 2, 38ff .; Plutarch, Romulus 17f .; Ovid , Metamorphoses 14, 775f. among others
- Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae 2, 50; among others
- Varro, De lingua Latina 5, 152; Livy, Ab urbe condita 1, 14, 1f .; Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae 2, 52; Plutarch, Romulus 23.