Spurius Postumius Albus Regillensis (consul 466 BC)
Spurius Postumius Albus Regillensis
|Office||Consul (466 BC)|
Decemvir (451 BC)
|Children||Spurius Postumius Albus Regillensis (consul 432 BC)|
Spurius Postumius Albus Regillensis (died 439 BC) was a patrician politician of Ancient Rome. His filiation as reported in the Fasti Capitolini suggests he was the son of Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis, consul 496 BC, and brother of Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis, consul 464 BC, although it must be observed that no great dependence can be placed upon genealogies from such early times.
He, or possibly his brother Aulus, was appointed to dedicate the Temple of Castor in 484 BC as duumviri aedi dedicandae. He was consul in 466 BC and is credited with the dedication of the temple of Dius Fidius while his consular colleague Quintus Servilius Priscus fought the Aequi.
He was one of the three commissioners sent into Greece to collect information about the laws of that country leaving in 454 and returning in 452 BC. He was appointed as a member of the first decemvirate in 451 BC.
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- Livy. ii. 42.5
- Broughton, vol i, pp.22
- Livy, 3.2
- Dionysius of Halicarnassus, 9.60
- H. Dessau, Inscriptiones Latinae Selectae, 9338, 2
- Broughton, vol i, pp.36
- Livy, 3.31, 33
- Dionysius of Halicarnassus, 10.52, 56
- Broughton, vol i, pp.43-45
- Livy, 3.70
- ILS 9338, 2
- Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, vi, 37161
- Broughton, vol i, pp.57
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Spurius Postumius Albus Regillensis (2)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.