HOSTUS HOSTILIUS

Of Medullia, was the first of the Hostilian name at Rome. He married the Sabine matron Hersilia [HERSILIA], by whom he had a son, the father of Tullus Hostilius, third king of Rome. In the war that sprung from the rape of the Sabine women, Hostilius was the champion of Rome, and fell in battle. (Liv. i. 12 ; Dionys. iii. 1. Macrob. Sat. i. 6.)