POST0718 L. Postumius (56) L. f. L. n. Megellus

Under RE no. 56 (cf. 48) Münzer holds, on the strength of Fast. Hyd. and Chr. Pasc., that the cognomen Albinus was in the name and preceded Megellus. It does not appear in Fast. Cap., which are preserved entire for the years 262 and 253. (Broughton MRR III)


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 253, death (Broughton MRR I)


grandson of
? L. Postumius (55) L. f. Sp. n. Megellus (cos. 305) (Brennan 2000)
son of
? L. Postumius (55) L. f. Sp. n. Megellus (cos. 305) (Brennan 2000)


  • Consul 262 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Fast. Cap. (names entire); Polyb. 1.17.6; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd. (Albino et Vituitulo); Chr. Pasc. ({Gr}); Cassiod.; Zon. 8.10; Degrassi, 40f., 115, 432f. Both Consuls besieged and finally captured the town of Agrigentum (Polyb. 1.17.6-20.2; Diod. 23.7-9; Zon. 8.10; cf. Naev. fr. 19; Frontin. Str. 2.1.4). (Broughton MRR I)
    • On Naevius fr. 19, see Fränkel, Hermes 70 (1935) 59ff.; and the articles cited in 263, note 1. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Censor 253 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Postumius died in office, and Iunius abdicated (Fast. Cap., Degrassi, 42f., 116, 434f.). See Lübker no. 22 on Postumius. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor 253 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On the accumulation of offices involved, see Mommsen, Str. 1.514, note 1, and Degrassi 116. This Praetor is omitted by Stella Maranca, 294f. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Fast. Cap.: idem qui pr. erat; see Degrassi 42f., 434f., and especially 116. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 726, footnote 11 (Brennan 2000)