Caeionius Rufius Albinus

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

Life and careerEdit

Rufius Albinus was the son of Gaius Caeionius Rufius Volusianus who was 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, and Caeionia Albina, mother of Melania the Younger.


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


  1. ^ The praenomen "Gaius" is unattested
  2. ^ Martindale & Jones, p. 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]
Political offices
Preceded by
Amnius Anicius Paulinus,
Flavius Optatus
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Julius Constantius
Succeeded by
Virius Nepotianus,
Tettius Facundus
Preceded by
Aurelius Hermogenes
Praefectus urbi of Rome
December 335 – March 337
Succeeded by
Junius Flavianus