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Gaius Vibius Postumus was a Roman senator, who flourished under the reign of Augustus. He was suffect consul for the latter half of AD 5 with Gaius Ateius Capito as his colleague.[1] Ronald Syme identifies him as a novus homo from Lavinum in Apulia.[2]

Postumus shared in the achievements of Lucius Apronius and earned the ornamenta triumphalia for his distinguished valor in the Dalmatian revolt.[3] He was also proconsular governor of Asia in the years 12-15.[4] One of the poems of the Palatine Anthology, attributed to Apollonides, refers to the construction of a temple to Aphrodite by a Postumus; Syme identifies its author as Apollonides of Nicaea, and the person responsible for the temple as Vibius Postumus, who had the temple erected during his governorship.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alison E. Cooley, The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy (Cambridge: University Press, 2012), p. 458
  2. ^ Syme, The Augustan Aristocracy (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986), p. 427
  3. ^ Velleius Paterculus, Roman History, II.116
  4. ^ Syme, Augustan Aristocracy, p. 312
  5. ^ Syme, Augustan Aristocracy, p. 379
Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Valerius Messalla Volesus,
and Gnaeus Cornelius Cinna Magnus

as Ordinary consuls
Suffect consul of the Roman Empire
AD 5
with Gaius Ateius Capito
Succeeded by
Marcus Aemilius Lepidus,
and Lucius Arruntius the Younger

as Ordinary consuls