Aulus Postumius Albinus Regillensis

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Aulus Postumius Albinus Regillensis was a Roman politician and general in the early days of the Roman Republic .

Aulus Postumius belonged to the gens Postumia , an important patrician family throughout the republican period , which was one of the politically leading gentes , especially in the 5th and 4th centuries BC . He was one of the six patrician consular tribunes (tribunus militum consulari potestate) that were established in the crisis year 397 BC. BC - Fight against Veii and looming danger from the Gauls - were elected instead of ordinary consuls. However, the elected had to give up their offices during their term of office and resign because they were vitio creati , that is, in their election there had been a formal error - a vitium -, specifically a violation of religious formal requirements in the Augurien , or at least there was one such has been alleged. Aulus Postumius was born in 381 BC. Re-elected to the consular tribune, again with exclusively patrician colleagues, including his cousin Lucius Postumius Albinus Regillensis .


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Plutarch , De Fortuna Romanorum 12 .
  2. Titus Livius , ab urbe condita 5,17,1–2.
  3. ^ Karl Ernst Georges : Comprehensive Latin-German concise dictionary. Hahnsche Buchhandlung, Hanover 1918, Sp. 3524 fs v. vitium.