2. One of the companions of Aeneas, from whom the town of Capua was said to have derived its name. (Verg. A. 10.145
.) This Capys was a Trojan, and is mentioned by Virgil among those who were of opinion that the wooden horse should be thrown into the water. (Aen.
2.35.) Livy (4.37
) states, that according to some traditions the town of Capua, which was previously called Vulturnum, derived its name from a Samnite chief of the name of Capys.