Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis (consul 464 BC)

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For the Roman dictator, see Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis.

Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis was a patrician politician of ancient Rome, and apparently son of Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis, and therefore brother of Spurius Postumius Albus Regillensis.[1] He was consul in 464 BC, carried on war against the Aequians, and protected the border from raiders.[2] Before the Battle of Mons Algidus he was sent as ambassador, along with Quintus Fabius Vibulanus and Publius Volumnius Amintinus Gallus, to the Aequians in 458 BC, on which occasion he was insulted by their commander, who told him to take Rome's entreaties and tell them to an oak tree.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Smith, William (1867), "Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis (3)", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, p. 91 
  2. ^ T. Robert S. Broughton: The Magistrates Of The Roman Republic. Vol. 1: 509 B.C. - 100 B.C.. Cleveland / Ohio: Case Western Reserve University Press, 1951. Reprint 1968. (Philological Monographs. Edited by the American Philological Association. Vol. 15, 1), p.34
  3. ^ Livy, iii. 4, 5, 25
  4. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, ix. 62, 65

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 

Preceded by
Quintus Fabius Vibulanus and Titus Quinctius Capitolinus Barbatus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Spurius Furius Medullinus Fusus
464 BC
Succeeded by
Publius Servilius Priscus and Lucius Aebutius Helva