Publius Postumius Tubertus

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Publius Postumius Tubertus
Consul of the Roman Republic 505 BC
Consul of the Roman Republic 503 BC

Publius Postumius Tubertus, the son of Quintus, was the first of the patrician gens Postumia to obtain the consulship, which he held in 505 BC, the fifth year of the Roman Republic. Together with his colleague, Marcus Valerius Volusus, he fought against the Sabines, whom they defeated decisively near Tibur, obtaining a triumph.[1][2][3]

Postumius was consul for the second time in 503 BC. Livius records that he fought and defeated the Aurunci and the town of Pometia, obtaining a second triumph. Other authorities state that he fought against the Sabines again, at first with little success, but that he was eventually victorious, and was awarded an Ovation, or lesser triumph, which he celebrated on 3 April, 503 BC. This was the first occasion that this honor was bestowed upon a magistrate of the Roman Republic.[4][5][6][7][8]

In 494 BC, Postumius was one of ten ambassadors sent by the Senate to treat with the plebs gathered on the Mons Sacer during the first secession. The envoys successfully negotiated to forgive some of the debt owed by the plebs, and established the office of the Tribuni Plebis, or "Tribunes of the People", who received the power to veto acts of the Magistrates and the Senate.[9][10]

In consequence of his deeds and reputation, Postumius and his descendants were accorded the privilege of being buried within the city walls.[11]

See also[edit]

Postumia (gens)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, ii. 16.
  2. ^ Joannes Zonaras, Epitome Historiarum, v. 37-39, vii. 13.
  3. ^ Plutarchus, Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, Public. 20.
  4. ^ Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, ii. 16.
  5. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Romaike Archaiologia, v. 44-47.
  6. ^ Joannes Zonaras, Epitome Historiarum, vii. 13.
  7. ^ Gaius Plinius Secundus, Naturalis Historia, xv. 29.
  8. ^ Fasti Triumphales
  9. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Romaike Archaiologia, vi. 69.
  10. ^ Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, ii. 32.
  11. ^ Marcus Tullius Cicero, De Legibus, ii. 23.

 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
Spurius Lartius and Titus Herminius Aquilinus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Marcus Valerius Volusus
505 B.C.
Succeeded by
Publius Valerius Poplicola and Titus Lucretius Tricipitinus
Preceded by
Publius Valerius Poplicola and Titus Lucretius Tricipitinus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Agrippa Menenius Lanatus
503 B.C.
Succeeded by
Opiter Verginius Tricostus and Spurius Cassius Viscellinus