Lucius Aemilius Barbula

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Lucius Aemilius Barbula (fl. 281-280 BC), or Lucius Aemilius Q.f. Q.n. Barbula, was a Roman politician and general from the patrician gens Aemilia. He was elected consul for 281 BCE and was given a command against the Samnites. He invaded the territory of Tarentum, which summoned Pyrrhus of Epirus for help. In 280 BCE, he was awarded a triumph for his victories in Tarentum, Samnium, and elsewhere.[1]

Barbula was son of Quintus Aemilius Barbula, consul of 317 BC and 311 BC, and grandson of another Quintus. His son Marcus Aemilius L.n. Q.f. Barbula became consul in 230 BC, the third and last successive generations of consuls from this branch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ T. Robert S. Broughton: The Magistrates Of The Roman Republic. Vol. 1: 509 B.C. - 100 B.C.. Cleveland / Ohio: Case Western Reserve University Press, 1951. Reprint 1968. (Philological Monographs. Edited by the American Philological Association. Vol. 15, 1), p. 190

Sources[edit]

  • Smith, William. "BARBULA: 2. L. Aemilius Barbula" Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870), online version. v. 1, page 461-462
  • T. Robert S. Broughton: The Magistrates Of The Roman Republic. Vol. 1: 509 B.C. - 100 B.C.. Cleveland / Ohio: Case Western Reserve University Press, 1951. Reprint 1968. (Philological Monographs. Edited by the American Philological Association. Vol. 15, 1)


Preceded by
Gaius Fabricius Luscinus and Quintus Aemilius Papus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Quintus Marcius Philippus
281 BCE
Succeeded by
Publius Valerius Laevinus and Tiberius Coruncanius