Created: 22nd December 2013
Update:  24th July 2020
Status Republic: Patrician:     Pleb. Nobilis:       Senatorial:      Eques Romanus: X    Local magistrate:  
Republican Family / Cognomen
Patrician n/a
Pleb. Nobilis n/a
Senatorial n/a
Equestrian Blandus
Local magistrat. n/a
Uncertain n/a
Imperial Family / Cognomen
Imperators n/a
Consular Blandus, Geminus, 
Senatorial Caesianus, Drusus, Plautus
Equestrian n/a
Equestrian (mil) n/a
Local magistrat. n/a
Uncertain n/a
Republican Consuls, Tribunes with consular power, Dictators, Magister Equitum, Censors 0
Imperial Consuls and Emperors (Augusti and Caesars) 3 incl. 0 emperors
Literature Baldwin: Fasti Cretae and Cyrenarum (1983) p.145-148 (§18 C. Rubellius L.f. Blandus, procos c.20, AE1974-667, Baldwin makes him a twin brother
of Geminus cos ord 29. Not sure why he could not be the father of cos 18, as proposed below)
Cebeillac: Quaestores Principis (1972) p.18-19 (§VI C. Rubellius Blandus, cos 18), p.236 (stemma)
Craven: Imperial Families of Ancient Rome (2020) p.107 (stemma with several errors, thus the C. Rubellius M.f. Blandus referred to in
JRS 66 (1976) p.185 (Joyce Reynolds: Roman Inscriptions 1971-5): is L.f. not M.f.)
Deniaux: Clientèles et pouvoir (1993) p.548-550 (§85 C. Rubellinus = C. Rubellius?; still uncertainty of nomen, since Rubellini are known)
Eidemann, Ursula: "Eine Bemerkung zu C. Rubellius Blandus, cos. suff. 18, und dessen Vater". Acta Classica, Vol.7, 1964, p.64-69
Hillebrand: Vigintivirat (2006) p.144 (§43 C. Rubellius Blandus, monetalis 4/2 BC)
Leclerc, Hélène: "'Prosopography and Social History: The Augustan Moneyers, the Position and the Consulship, the Family Background", in Mark Joyal (edit): 
In Altum: Seventy-Five Years of Classical Studies in Newfoundland, St. Johns, Newfoundland, 2001, p.163 (C. Rubellius Blandus, monetalis 4 BC, 
she identifies 'him with the father of the cos 18 AD)
Lewis: Priests (1955) p.33 (§P35 C. Rubellius Blandus pontifex by 36)
PIR2, letter QR (1999),stemma opposite p.82
Raepsaet-Charlier: PFOS (1987) stemma XXIII
Schneider: Zusammensetzung des römischen Senates  (1942), §18 C. Rubellius Blandus, cos suff 18 AD), §49 L. Rubellius Geminus, cos ord 29,
§78 Blandus, cos an inc with a (Annius) Pollio
Settipani: Continuite (2000) p.269-273 proposes that Rubellia Bassa is the sister of consuls 18 and 29 and was married to C.Octavius Laenas cos 33
 himself, and thus became the grandmother of Emperor Nerva.
Shackleton Bailey: "Two Studies" (1976), p.64 (C. Rubellius, manuscript says Rubellinus)
Ronald Syme: "The Marriage of Rubellius Blandus", in American Journal of Philology Vol.103, 1982, p.62-85 (= Roman Papers Vol 4, p.177-198)
Szramkiewicz: Gouverneurs Vol.2  (1972) p.435 (C. Rubellius Blandus, monetalis between 35 and 4 BC; possibly = procos Creta et Cyrene)
Thomasson: Fasti Africani (1996) p.31-32 (§25 C. Rubellius Blandus, procos Africa 35/36)
Tobalina Oraa, Eva: "El cursus honorum senatorial durante la época Julio-Claudia", 2007, p.466 (§26 stemma of Rubellii Blandi)
Tortotiello: Fasti Consolari di Claudio (2004) p.608-609 (C. Rubellius Blandus cos suff 40/41 or 44. This consulate and that of C. Annius Pollio is 
normally assigned to 21 or 22 AD.(AE1993-1161a). If dated to the 40's he would be identical to R106, a son of cos 18)
Vogel-Weidemann: Statthalter (1982) p.109-114 (§10 C. Rubellius Blandus, procos Africa 35/36), p.611 (stemma 10)
Weidemann, Ursula: "Eine Bemerkung zu C. Rubellius Blandus,  Cos. suff. 18, und dessen Vater", in Acta Classica, Vol. 7 (1964), pp. 64-69 , 
concludes the procos Creta et Cyrene is the father of the cos 18 AD. He could also be the monetalis, but the dating of the monetalis is very uncertian.
Wiseman: New Men (1971) p.256 (§356 C. Rubellius Blandus, R109)
Changes 2020.07.24 New header, reference list added plus several updates
R108 RE2 RE Blandus 2 Dem131 RE1 Nic302
L.? (Rubellius) Blandus       C. Rubellius?
ab Tibur called C. Rubellinus in manuscripts,
eques Romanus, teacher of rhetoric negotiator in Africa,
grandfather of cos suff 18 AD heir of Q.Turius 43
R109 RE4 Laet314 LP38-9
C. Rubellius L.f. Blandus
trib Cam,
pr, procos Creta + Cyrene,
~ Sergia, dt of L. Sergius Plautus
Laet315 LP39-24
R110 R111 RE4 RE5 Rüpke2922 ? R107 Laet65 R113 RE7 Laet751
C. Rubellius C.f. Blandus         (L.? Rubellius) Blandus         L. Rubellius Geminus ~  (Caesia)   (T. Caesius)
monet c.4 BC? (dating uncertain)  (RE4 R110) cos suff 21 or 22 cos ord 29
q Aug, tr pl, pr, consul with a Pollio
cos suff 18 procos Africa 35/36
pont,  ment 38, patron Leptis Magna,
33 ~ 2 Iulia (J3, FOS422) adop ?
 * 3/4 AD † 43, dt of 
cos 15 21† 23    
R106 RE3 R115 RE8Laet1667 R112 RE6 R116 FOS667 RE9   R114 sub RE7  
Rubellius Blandus (Serg.?) Rubellius Plautus   (Rubellius?) Blandi f. Drusus Rubellia Blandi f.  Bassa L. Rubellius T.f.Geminus Caesianus
ment by Iuvenal * post 33 exiled 60 † 62 exc * post 33 or dt of R106 † aged 13
? = Sergius Rubellius Plautus † start 2nd century
on fistula aquaria (AE1954-70) ~ Octavius Laenas (O41)
~ Antistia Pollitta † 65  A778 FOS72 son of C. Octavius Laenas cos suff 33
dt of  Antistius Vetus cos 55
alive 65