Gaius Rubellius Blandus

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Gaius Rubellius Blandus (?died 38) was a suffect consul of ancient Rome, a grandson of Rubellius Blandus of Tibur (see Tivoli, Italy). Blandus' family were from the Equestrian class.

Career[edit]

Blandus was a moneyer in 4 BC; Quaestor in 1; Tribune in 6; Praetor in 11; Consul Suffectus in 18 and African Proconsul in 36.

In 20 he was involved with the prosecution of Aemilia Lepida. He put forward a motion in the senate to outlaw her which was carried.

Marriages and Family[edit]

In 33 he married Julia, daughter of Livilla and consul Julius Caesar Drusus (Tacitus, Ann. 6. 27. 1). Julia was the granddaughter of Emperor Tiberius. The marriage produced two children; a boy, Rubellius Plautus who was considered as a rival to Emperor Nero and Rubellia Bassa. Two further children are uncertain; a single inscription refers to a Rubellius Drusus, while Juvenal (Satire VIII. 39) suggests another son, also named Gaius Rubellius Blandus.