Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (consul 232 BC)

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This article is about the Roman consul for 232 and 221 BC. For other people of the same name, see Marcus Aemilius Lepidus.

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus was the Roman consul for 232 BC,[1] and according to Livy served again as suffect consul, possibly in 221 BC.[2] He also served at one time as augur. He died in 216 BC.[3]

It was in his honor that the first gladiatorial games (munera) were held, on the occasion of his death. He was survived by his three sons; Lucius, Quintus, and Marcus.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Livy, Roman History, D. Spillan and Cyrus Edwards, trans., XXII.35.1.
  2. ^ Broughton, T. R. S., The Magistrates of the Roman Republic Vol I, pgs. 234-235 - According to Broughton, the Fasti are complete prior to 222, and Lepidus is not mentioned. For the period between 221 and 219, all of the incumbents survived, so it is possible that Livy was incorrect about a second consulship.
  3. ^ Livy, XXIII.30.15.
  4. ^ Livy, XXIII.30.16.
Preceded by
Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Cunctator and Manius Pomponius Matho
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Marcus Publicius Malleolus
232 BC
Succeeded by
Marcus Pomponius Matho and Caius Papirius Maso