Hostilius, Tullus, the 3rd mythical King of Rome, succeeded Numa Pompilius in 670 B.C. He arranged the combat between the Horatii (q.v.) and Curiatii, and afterwards destroyed Alba, the inhabitants of which were transferred to Rome and placed on the Mons Ceclius. He also subdued Fidenee and Veii. He perished through the jealousy of the gods, who consumed his house with tire.