Hostus Hostilius, of Medullia, was the first of the Hostilian name at Rome. He married the Sabine matron 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.
- Dionysius, iii, 1.
- Livy. The History of Rome i, 12.
- Macrobius. Saturnalia i, 6.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.