Caeionius Rufius Albinus

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(Gaius) Caeionius Rufius Albinus[1] (fl. 4th century) was a Roman senator who was appointed consul in 335.

Biography[edit]

Rufius Albinus was the son of Gaius Caeionius Rufius Volusianus who was Roman consul in 311 and 314 before being exiled. In 335 Rufius Albinus was appointed consul posterior alongside Julius Constantius. Then from 30 December 335 until 10 March 337, he was Praefectus urbi of Rome.

Rufius Albinus was referred to as philosophus, and may have been the author of works on logic and geometry. He may also have been the author of a history of Rome in verse. In around 337 the senate issued a decree, honouring him for his services with a statue.[2]

Possibly married to Lampadia,[3] they were perhaps the parents of Gaius Caeionius Rufius Volusianus Lampadius, praefectus urbi of Rome in 365.

Political offices
Preceded by
Amnius Anicius Paulinus,
Flavius Optatus
Consul of the Roman Empire
335
with Julius Constantius
Succeeded by
Virius Nepotianus,
Tettius Facundus

Sources[edit]

  • Martindale, J. R.; Jones, A. H. M, The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Vol. I AD 260-395, Cambridge University Press (1971)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The praenomen "Gaius" is unattested
  2. ^ Martindale & Jones, pg. 37
  3. ^ Christian Settipani, Continuité gentilice et continuité familiale dans les familles sénatoriales romaines à l’époque impériale: mythe et réalité, Prosopographica et Genealogica vol. 2 (Linacre College, Oxford, 2000)[page needed]