Category:Gens Postumia (Nova Roma)

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POSTUMIA GENS, patrician, was one of the most ancient patrician gentes at Rome, and frequently held the highest offices of the state, from the banishment of the kings to the downfal of the republic. The most distinguished family in the gens was that of Albus or Albinus, but we also find at the commencement of the republic dis­tinguished families of the names of Megellus and Tubertus. The first of the Postumii, who obtained the consulship, was P. Postumius Tubertus, in b. c. 503, only six years after the expul­sion of the kings. Regillensis is properly an agnomen of the Albini, and accordingly persons with this surname are given under Albinus.

In the Punic wars, and subsequently, we also find the surnames Pyrgensis, Tempsanus, and Tympanus.

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Praenomina commonly used by members of this gens in ancient times were:

Used by the Postumii Albini, Regillenses, and Tuberti:
Aulus, Lucius, Marcus, Publius, Spurius.
Used by the Postumii Megelli:

In modern times the most common praenomina have been Lucius, Quintus, Sextus, and Aulus. The praenomina Gaius, Marcus, Publius, Titus, Tiberius, Decimus, Gnaeus, Manius, Servius, Appius, Numerius, and Vibius have not been used by the Postumii in the modern era.

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