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1. P. Postumius Tubertus, Q. F., consul B. C. 505 with M. Valerius Volusus in the fifth year of the republic. Both consuls fought against the Sabines, over whom they gained a decisive victory in the neighbourhood of Tibur, and obtained in consequence the honour of a triumph. (Liv. 2.16 ; Zonar. 5.37-39; Plut. Publ. 20; Zonar. 7.13.) Tubertus was consul again in B. C. 503 with Agrippa Menenius Lanatus. According to Livy he defeated the Aurunci, and on his return triumphed over them; but other authorities relate that he again fought against the Sabines, and at first with bad success, but that he afterwards gained a victory over them, and on his return celebrated the lesser triumph or ovation, which was on this occasion first introduced at Rome. (Dionys. A. R. 5.44-47; Zonar. 7.13; Plin. Nat. 15.29 ; Fasti Cap.) In B. C. 493 he was one of the ten ambassadors sent by the senate to the people on the Sacred Mountain. (Dionys. A. R. 6.69.) This Tubertus was buried in the city on account of his virtues, a privilege which his posterity retained. (Cic. de Leg. 2.23.)

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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 15.29
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