Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (consul 158 BC)

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Marcus Aemilius Lepidus was a Roman consul for year 158 BC, together with Gaius Popillius Laenas.[1] He was a praetor in 161 or earlier, and was possibly the presiding praetor when the Senate was holding discussions on the dispute between Magnesia and Priene.[2] He is mentioned in a context that suggests he was one of the Decemviri sacris faciundis, a priestly college (collegium) who oversaw the Sibylline Books in 143.[3]


  1. ^ "The Histories of Polybius - Book 32". Loeb Classical Library. The University Of Chicago. Retrieved 2011-11-24. For both Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, who was pontifex maximus and princeps senatus, and Lucius Aemilius Paullus, who had conquered Perseus and possessed the highest credit and influence...
  2. ^ * T.R.S. Broughton, The Magistrates of the Roman Republic (American Philological Association, 1951, 1986), vol. 1, pp. 443 and 444 (note 2), and vol. 2, p. 526.
  3. ^ Broughton, MRR1, p. 473.
Preceded by
Gnaeus Cornelius Dolabella and Marcus Fulvius Nobilior
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Gaius Popillius Laenas
158 BC
Succeeded by
Sextus Julius Caesar and Lucius Aurelius Orestes