11. L. Postumius
Albinus, A. F. A. N., apparently a son of the preceding, was consul B. C. 234, and again in 229.
In his second consulship he made war upon the Illyrians. (Eutrop. 3.4
; Oros. 4.13
; Dio Cass. Frag.
151; Plb. 2.11
, &c., who erroneously calls him Aulus
instead of Lucius.
) In 216, the third year of the second Punic war, he was made praetor, and sent into Cisalpine Gaul, and while absent was elected consul the third time for the following year, 215.
But he did not live to enter upon his consulship; for he and his army were destroyed by the Boii in the wood Litana in Cisalpine Gaul. His head was cut off, and after being lined with gold was dedicated to the gods by the Boii, and used as a sacred drinking-vessel (Liv. 22.35
; Plb. 3.106
; Cic. Tusc.