Albia (gens)

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The gens Albia was a plebeian family at Rome. No persons of this gens obtained any offices in the state till the first century BC. They all bore the cognomen Carrinas. Other Albii are known from different parts of Italy.[1]


Albii Carrinates[edit]

Albii Oppianici[edit]

  • Statius Albius Oppianicus, a notorious poisoner, and the villain of Cicero's speech Pro Cluentio, in defense of Oppianicus' step-son, Aulus Cluentius Habitus, who had been accused of poisoning Oppianicus.[12]
  • Gaius Albius Oppianicus, brother of Statius, who according to Cicero poisoned Gaius and his wife, Auria.[12]
  • Statius Albius St. f. Oppianicus, accused his step-brother, Aulus Cluentius, of poisoning his father.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. I, p. 90, 615, vol. III, p. 34 ("Albia Gens", "Carrinas", "Oppianicus").
  2. ^ Appian, Bellum Civile, i. 87, 90, 92, 93.
  3. ^ Plutarch, "The Life of Pompeius", 7.
  4. ^ Orosius, v. 21.
  5. ^ Eutropius, v. 8.
  6. ^ Appian, Bellum Civile, iv. 83, v. 26, 112.
  7. ^ Cassius Dio, xlvii. 15, li. 21, 22.
  8. ^ Cicero, Epistulae ad Atticum, xiii. 33.
  9. ^ Cassius Dio, lix. 20.
  10. ^ Juvenal, vii. 204.
  11. ^ Tacitus, Annales, xv. 45.
  12. ^ a b c Cicero, Pro Cluentio, passim.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.