previous next


2. A. Postumius Tubertus, was magister equitum to the dictator Main. Aemilius Mamercinus in B. C. 433, and was himself dictator in B. C. 431. The latter year was memorable in the Roman annals by the great victory which the dictator gained on Mount Algidus over the united forces of the Aequians and Volscians. This victory, which is related to have been fought on the 18th of June, decided the contest with the Aequians, who from this time forward appear as the subjects of Rome. According to universal tradition the dictator put his son to death in this campaign, because he quitted the post in which his father had placed him, through his desire of fighting with the enemy. This story is rejected by Livy. but on insufficient grounds, as Niebuhr has shown. Tubertus celebrated a triumph on his return to Rome. (Liv. 4.23, 26-29; Diod. 12.64; Ov. Fast. 6.721, foll.; Plut. Camill. 2; V. Max. 2.7.6; Gel. 17.21; Niebuhr, Hist. of Rome, vol. ii. p. 452, foll.)

hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
433 BC (1)
431 BC (1)
hide References (7 total)
  • Cross-references from this page (7):
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 12.64
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 4, 26
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 4, 23
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 4, 29
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 17.21
    • Ovid, Fasti, 6
    • Valerius Maximus, Facta et Dicta Memorabilia, 2.7.6
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: