An intimate friend of Numa Pompilius, whom he is said to have accompanied to Rome, where
Numa made him the first Pontifex Maximus. Marcius aspired to the kingly dignity on the death
of Pompilius, and starved himself to death on the election of Tullus Hostilius.
Son of the preceding. He is said to have married Pompilia, the daughter of Numa Pompilius,
and to have become by her the father of Ancus Marcius. Numa Marcius was appointed by Tullus
Hostilius praefectus urbi.