Spurius Postumius Albus Regillensis (consul 466 BC)

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Spurius Postumius Albus Regillensis was a patrician politician of Ancient Rome.[1] He was, apparently, according to the Fasti, the son of Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis, although it must be observed that no great dependence can be placed upon genealogies from such early times. He was consul in 466 BC.[2][3] He was one of the three commissioners sent into Greece to collect information about the laws of that country, and was a member of the first decemvirate in 451 BC.[4][5] He commanded, as legatus, the center of the Roman army in the Battle of Corbione, in which the Aequians and Volscians were defeated in 446 BC.[6]

He was apparently the father of the Spurius Postumius Albus Regillensis who was consular tribune in 432 BC.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Smith, William (1867), "Spurius Postumius Albus Regillensis (2)", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, pp. 90–91 
  2. ^ Livy, 3.2
  3. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, 9.60
  4. ^ Livy, 3.31, 33
  5. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, 10.52, 56
  6. ^ Livy, 3.70

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Spurius Postumius Albus Regillensis (2)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 

Political offices
Preceded by
Tiberius Aemilius Mamercus II
Quintus Fabius Vibulanus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Publius Servilius Priscus Structus II
466 BC
Succeeded by
Quintus Fabius Vibulanus II
Titus Quinctius Capitolinus Barbatus III