Manius Aemilius Lepidus (consul 11)

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Manius Aemilius Lepidus was the son of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus the Younger and consul of Rome in 11 AD. Tacitus reports that Augustus on his deathbed, while discussing possible rivals for the Roman Emperor Tiberius, described him as worthy of becoming emperor (capax imperii), but "disdainful" of supreme power.[1]

He defended his sister Aemilia Lepida at her trial in 20 AD. He had a daughter also called Aemilia Lepida.

At the trial of Clutorius Priscus, he argued without success that the proposed death sentence was excessively harsh.[2][3]

In 21 AD, Tiberius appointed him to the governorship of Asia.

Preceded by
Publius Cornelius Dolabella and Gaius Junius Silanus
Consul of the Roman Empire together with Titus Statilius Taurus
11
Succeeded by
Germanicus and Gaius Fonteius Capito

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tacitus, The Annals 1.13
  2. ^ Shotter, D. C. A. (April 1969). "The Trial of Clutorius Priscus". Greece & Rome. 16 (1): 14–18. 
  3. ^ Rogers, Robert Samuel (January 1932). "Two Criminal Cases Tried before Drusus Caesar". Classical Philology. 27 (1): 75–79.