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2. L. Postumius Megellus, L. F. L. N., son of the preceding, was praetor, according to the Fasti, but in what year is unknown. His father's unpopularity and disgrace had no effect on the fortunes of the younger Megellus. He was consul in B. C. 262, the third year of the second Punic war. Sicily was assigned to both Megellus and his colleague, and the siege of Agrigentum, which they took after six arduous months of blockade, employed them during their whole period of office, Megellus was censor in B. C. 253, the year of his death. (Fasti; Plb. 1.17-20; Zonar. 8.10; Diod. Fr. Hoeschel. 23.5; Oros. 4.7 ; Liv. Epit. xvi.)


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