Roman patrician gentilic name (from the praenomen Postumus ), found in the highest offices from the 5th cent. BC on and politically significant until the 2nd cent. BC. As dictator in 499 or 496 BC, an A. P. is supposed to have decided the battle at Lacus Regillus (Liv. 2,19-20). The Albi or Albini (Regillenses), who withdrew from politics with P. [I 9]'s military failure in the Jugurthine War at the end of the 2nd cent. BC, are his descendants.
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne), Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg), Müller, Christian (Bochum) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Postumius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1006370>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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