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date: 27 February 2024

Antistius Adventus Postumius Aquilinus, Quintuslocked

Antistius Adventus Postumius Aquilinus, Quintuslocked

  • Anthony R. Birley


Antistius Adventus Postumius Aquilinus, Quintus, senator from Thibilis in *Numidia, held important posts under M. *Aurelius. Decorated for service as a legionary legate in the Parthian War (ce 162–6), he became governor of Arabia and consul. Probably in ce 168, at the outset of the Marcomannic War, he held a special command over ‘the defence zone (praetentura) of Italy and the Alps’.


  • Roman History and Historiography

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