Myths of Greece and Rome Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art
According to some mythologists, he was the son of Apollo
and, although born in Thessaly, he early in life came to Italy,
where he founded a city on the Tiber, to which he gave the name
Janiculum. Here he was joined by the exiled Saturn, with
whom he generously shared his throne. Together they civilized
the wild inhabitants of Italy, and blessed them with such prosperity
that their reign has often been called the Age of Gold.