Aulus Postumius Albinus (praetor 89 BC)

For other persons with the cognomen "Albus" or "Albinus", see Albinus (cognomen).

Aulus Postumius Albinus was a general of the Roman Republic in the 1st century BC.[1] He was a person of praetorian rank, and commanded the fleet in the Marsic War in 89 BC. He was subsequently killed by his own soldiers who claimed that he had been guilty of treason. Most contemporary accounts, however, believe the real reason he was killed was on account of his cruelty. Sulla, who was then a legate of the consul Lucius Porcius Cato, incorporated his troops with his own, but did not punish the offenders.[2][3] He is probably the same man as Aulus Postumius A. f. S. n. Albinus, the consul of 99 BC.[4]

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  1. ^ Smith, William (1867), "Aulus Postumius Albinus (23)", in Smith, William (ed.), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, p. 93
  2. ^ Livy, Epit. 75
  3. ^ Plutarch, Sulla 6
  4. ^ Broughton, T.R.S. (1952), Magistrates of the Roman Republic, 2, New York: American Philological Association, pp. 1, 37

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Aulus Postumius Albinus (23)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.