Lucius Aemilius Paullus (consul 1)

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Lucius Aemilius Paullus (c. 37 BC - 14 AD) was the son of Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus (suffect consul 34 BC and later censor) and Cornelia, the elder daughter of Scribonia. He was married to Vipsania Julia, the eldest granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus.

Life and career[edit]

Paullus' mother died sometime between 20 and 15 BC, and he was brought up by his widower father, Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus. Sometime after 13 BC, this elder Paullus married Claudia Marcella Minor, who herself was a widow with a small child.

The early career of the younger Paullus is unknown, his first and only known post being that of consul in 1 AD with his brother-in-law, Gaius Caesar. He is also known to have been a member of the Arval Brethren.[1]

According to ancient historians, his wife Julia was exiled in 8 AD for having an affair with a senator. Paullus himself was executed as a conspirator in a plot to assassinate Augustus at some point between 1 and 14.[2]

He only had one child by his wife - a girl named Aemilia Lepida (4/3 BC-53 AD), who was betrothed to Claudius until the downfall of her parents caused her great-grandfather, Augustus, to break off the betrothal and marry her to Marcus Junius Silanus Torquatus, consul in AD 19, by whom she had several children, including Junia Calvina and Marcus Junius Silanus Torquatus, consul in AD 46.[1]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Syme, R., Augustan Aristocracy (1989), pp. 123f.
  2. ^ Suetonius, Life of Augustus 19

References[edit]

  • Syme, Ronald; Augustan Aristocracy (Oxford University Press, 1989)
  • Suetonius, Life of Augustus
Preceded by
Cossus Cornelius Lentulus and Lucius Calpurnius Piso
Consul of the Roman Empire together with Gaius Caesar
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Succeeded by
Publius Vinicius and Publius Alfenus Varus