Spurius Postumius Albinus Magnus

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

Spurius Postumius Albinus Magnus was a politician of ancient Rome, of patrician rank, of the 2nd century BC.[1] He was consul in 148 BC, in which year a great fire happened at Rome.[2] It is this Spurius Albinus of whom Cicero speaks in the Brutus, and says that there were many orations of his.[3]


Based on their filiations, he was probably the father of the consuls Spurius Postumius Albinus and Aulus Postimius Albinus.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Smith, William (1867), "Spurius Postumius Albinus Magnus (19)", in Smith, William (ed.), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, p. 92
  2. ^ Julius Obsequens, 78
  3. ^ Cicero, Brutus c. 25

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Albinus (19)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 92.

Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Marcius Censorinus
and Manius Manilius
Consul of the Roman Republic
148 BC
with Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus
Succeeded by
Scipio Aemilianus Africanus
and Gaius Livius Drusus