Aulus Postumius Albinus (Consul 99 BC)

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Aulus Postumius Albinus

Aulus Postumius Albinus († 89 BC ) was a Roman politician of the late Republic and probably a distant descendant of Marcus Postumius Regillensis .

Presumably he is to be equated with the brother of the same name of Spurius Postumius Albinus , consul 110 BC. BC, who fought under this as a legacy against the Numid king Jugurtha and suffered a crushing defeat. 99 BC Nevertheless, Aulus managed to become consul himself. In 89 BC He was a legate and naval commander of Sulla and was killed by his own soldiers for alleged treason.


  1. ^ Joachim Ermann: Research on Roman law; Criminal Trial, Public Interest and Private Prosecution: Investigations into the Criminal Law of the Roman Republic, Der Fall des Postumius , p. 98, note 288.
  2. Marieluise Deißmann-Merten : Postumius 1. In: Der Kleine Pauly (KlP). Volume 4, Stuttgart 1972, Sp. 1086 f.
  3. ^ Sallust , Bellum Iugurthinum 38.
  4. Some researchers, such as Friedrich Münzer , Postumius 32) , in: Paulys Realenzyklopädie der klassertumswwissenschaft , Vol. XXII 1, Col. 908f, assume that the events described can be ascribed to several people with this name. On the other hand, Thomas Robert Shannon Broughton , The magistrates of the Roman republic , vol. 3, Supplement (1986), p. 173, assumes that legates 110 and 89 BC. And the consul in 99 BC Are one and the same person.