Manius Aemilius Lepidus (consul 11)

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Manius Aemilius Lepidus was the son or nephew 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]

After 5 BC, but prior to acceding to the consulship, Lepidus was coopted as an Augur.[4] In 21 AD, Tiberius appointed him to the governorship of Asia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tacitus, Annals, 1.13
  2. ^ Shotter, D. C. A. (April 1969). "The Trial of Clutorius Priscus". Greece & Rome. 16 (1): 14–18. JSTOR 642891. 
  3. ^ Rogers, Robert Samuel (January 1932). "Two Criminal Cases Tried before Drusus Caesar". Classical Philology. 27 (1): 75–79. JSTOR 265249. 
  4. ^ Martha W. Hoffman Lewis, The Official Priests of Rome under the Julio-Claudians (Rome: American Academy, 1955), p. 43
Political offices
Preceded by
Servius Cornelius Lentulus Maluginensis,
and Quintus Junius Blaesus

as Suffect consuls
Consul of the Roman Empire
AD 11
with Titus Statilius Taurus
Succeeded by
Lucius Cassius Longinus
as Suffect consul