Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus (consul 34 BC)

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Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus also known as Paullus Aemilius Lepidus[1][2] (ca. 77 BC–14 BC) was a Roman Senator.

Paullus was a member of the gens, Aemilia. He was grandson to Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Appuleia through their son Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus from his unnamed wife. His paternal uncle Marcus Aemilius Lepidus served as member of the Second Triumvirate. He served as Consul in 34 BC and Censor in 22 BC.[3]

Paullus first married Cornelia (ca. 54 BC-16 BC). With Cornelia, Paullus had two sons: Lucius Aemilius Paullus (ca. 37 BC-14) the husband of Julia the Younger who served as a consul in 1; Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (ca. 30 BC-33), who served as a consul in 6 and a daughter, called Aemilia Paulla (ca. 22 BC). Aemilia was the wife of Lucius Munatius Plancus (ca. 45 BC-aft. 14) who served as a consul in 13, legate in 14 (who was the son of also named Lucius Munatius Plancus) then later Publius Memmius Regulus. Paullus was widowed,[4] in 16 BC.

In 15 BC Paullus married Claudia Marcella Minor, one of the daughters of consul Gaius Claudius Marcellus Minor and Octavia the Younger, as her maternal uncle was the Roman emperor Augustus.[5] The marriage of Marcella and Paullus linked two honored republican houses and tied them closely to the imperial circle.[6] Before the death of Paullus in ca. 14 BC, Marcella bore him a son called Paullus Aemilius Regulus.[7] Regulus served as a quaestor during the rule of the Roman emperor Tiberius who reigned from 14 until 37.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ article of Octavia Minor at Livius.org
  2. ^ Lightman, A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women, p.205
  3. ^ Lightman, A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women, p.205
  4. ^ Syme, The Augustan Aristocracy, p.p. 150-1
  5. ^ article of Octavia Minor at Livius.org
  6. ^ Lightman, A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women, p.205
  7. ^ Lightman, A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women, p.205
  8. ^ ILS 949

Sources[edit]

  • R. Syme, The Augustan Aristocracy, Oxford University Press, 1989
  • M. Lightman & B. Lightman, A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women, Infobase Publishing, 2008
  • article of Octavia Minor at Livius.org