C. Lutatius Catulus (Catulo) & A. Postumius Albinus (Postumio) were both elected as consuls in 242 --
Catulo fought against the Cathagians in Sicily - he besieged Drepanum, and would have been able to take it had it not been for a 'wound to his thigh' ; nonetheless, he 'made good use of time' in the training of his men for a sea battle against the expected arrival of the Carthagians, a battle they won, and the Carthagians were forced to sue for peace, and leave Sicily - and there was a triumph held for Catulao and his naval victory in 241 --
Postumio was not allowed to join the forces against the Carthagians in Sicily as he was High Priest of Mars, and Flamens were restricted in their movements, although he wanted to go (and give up his position as Flamen) this was denied by Metelo, Pontifex Maximus (the high priest in charge of all priests, a role later taken up by the Pope) --
Livy: Periochae,Book 19
Caecilius Metellus, pontifex maximus, A. Postumium consulem, quoniam idem et flamen Martialis erat, cum is ad bellum gerendum proficisci vellet, in urbe tenuit nec passus est a sacris recedere.
[Pontifex maximus Caecilius Metellus kept consul Aulus Postumius, who was priest of Mars too, in the city when he wanted to set out to wage war. He was not allowed to ignore his religious duties]
Rebus adversus Poenos a pluribus ducibus prospere gestis, summam victoriae C. Lutatius cos. victa ad Aegates insulas classe Poenorum imposuit. Petentibus Carthaginiensibus pax data est.
[ The war against the Carthaginians was conducted successfully by several commanders. The ultimate victory was won by consul Gaius Lutatius (Catulo) near the Aegatian isles, where he defeated the Carthaginian navy. When the Carthaginians sued for peace, it was granted.]
Cum templum Vestae arderet, Caecilius Metellus, pontifex maximus, ex incendio sacra rapuit.
[When the temple of Vesta was burning, Caecilius Metellus, the pontifex maximus, saved the holy objects from the fire]
The detail about the wound to Catulo's thigh is in the Histories of Orosius: :
http://monumenta.ch/latein/text.php?tab ... &inframe=1
Re: The foliot in reference to his 'good use of time" :
"---he constructed works round the city of Drepana and made all preparations for its siege, but while continuing to prosecute this by every means in his power, 11 he foresaw that the Carthaginian fleet would arrive, and was not forgetful of the original motive of the expedition, the belief that it was only by a sea battle that the war could be decisively finished. He did not, then, allow the time to pass uselessly and idly, 12 but every day was spent in exercising and practising the crews properly for this purpose. He also paid unremitting attention to the matter of good food and drink, so that in a very short time he got his sailors into perfect condition for the anticipated battle."
End quote from:
The Histories of Polybius, Loeb Classical
One might also consider the matter of 'good food and drink' for the health and 'perfect condition' of his men, was an exemplar in the practice of temperance ---