12. Sp. Postumius
Albinus, L. F. A. N., was praetor peregrinus in B. C. 189 (Liv. 37.47
), and consul in 186.
In his consulship the senatusconsultum was passed, which is still extant, suppressing the worship of Bacchus in Rome, in consequence of the abominable crimes which were committed in connexion with it. (39.6, 11, &c.; V. Max. 6.3.7
; Plin. Nat. 33.10
; Dict. of Ant.
He was also augur, and died in 179 at an advanced age. (Liv 40.42; Cic. Cato,