Lucius Postumius Albinus (consul 154 BC)

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Lucius Postumius Albinus was a politician of ancient Rome, of patrician rank, of the 2nd century BC.[1] He was curule aedile in 161 BC, and exhibited the Ludi Megalenses, at which Terence's play Eunuchus had debuted.[2] He was consul in 154 BC, and died seven days after he had set out from Rome in order to go to his province. It was supposed that he was poisoned by his wife.[3][4]

He was apparently son of Spurius Postumius Albinus.

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  1. ^ Smith, William (1867), "Lucius Postumius Albinus (17)", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, p. 92 
  2. ^ Brown, Peter George McCarthy (1996), "Terence", in Hornblower, Simon, Oxford Classical Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press 
  3. ^ Julius Obsequens, 76
  4. ^ Valerius Maximus, vi. 3. § 8
Preceded by
Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica Corculum and Marcus Claudius Marcellus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Quintus Opimius
154 BC
Succeeded by
Manius Acilius Glabrio (Suffect.)

 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.