Mamercus Aemilius Scaurus

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Mamercus Aemilius Scaurus (d. AD 34) was a Roman rhetorician, poet and senator, son of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus. He was a member of the senate in AD 14 at the time of Tiberius' accession to the throne.

He first married Aemilia Lepida. Later he married Sextia. He was consul in AD 21.

He was accused of writing a tragedy, some of the verses of which reflected badly on Tiberius, but adultery and practicing magic were the ostensible charges brought against him.[1]

He committed suicide after he was accused of treason (Law of majestas).


  1. ^ Tacitus Annales 1.13.4


  • William Smith and Charles Anthon A New Classical Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography, Mythology and Geography V2