Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus (consul 34 BC)

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Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus also known as Paullus Aemilius Lepidus[1][2] (c. 77 BC–after 11 BC) was a Roman Senator.

Paullus was a member of the gens Aemilia. He was a grandson of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Appuleia through their son Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus from his unnamed wife. His paternal uncle Marcus Aemilius Lepidus served as a member of the Second Triumvirate. He served as Consul in 34 BC and Censor in 22.[3]

Paullus first married Cornelia (c. 54 BC-16 BC). With Cornelia, Paullus had two sons: Lucius Aemilius Paullus (c. 37 BC-14 AD) the husband of Julia the Younger who served as a consul in 1 AD; Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (c. 30 BC-33 AD), who served as a consul in 6 AD and a daughter, called Aemilia Paulla (c. 22 BC). Aemilia was the wife of Lucius Munatius Plancus (c. 45 BC-after 14 AD) who served as a consul in 13 AD and legate in 14 AD (who was the son of the identically-named Lucius Munatius Plancus), before she later married Publius Memmius Regulus. Paullus was widowed[4] in 16 BC.

In 12 BC[5] Paullus married Claudia Marcella Minor, one of the daughters of consul Gaius Claudius Marcellus Minor and Octavia the Younger, as her maternal uncle was the Roman emperor Augustus.[6] The marriage of Marcella and Paullus linked two honored republican houses and tied them closely to the imperial circle.[7] Before the death of Paullus and no later than 11 BC,[8] Marcella bore him a son called Paullus Aemilius Regulus.[9] Regulus served as a quaestor during the rule of the Roman emperor Tiberius who reigned from 14 AD until 37 AD.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ article of Octavia Minor at Livius.org
  2. ^ Lightman, A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women, p.205
  3. ^ Lightman, A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women, p.205
  4. ^ Syme, The Augustan Aristocracy, p.p. 150-1
  5. ^ Syme, The Augustan Aristocracy p.151
  6. ^ article of Octavia Minor at Livius.org
  7. ^ Lightman, A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women, p.205
  8. ^ Syme, The Augustan Aristocracy p. 111
  9. ^ Lightman, A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women, p.205
  10. ^ ILS 949

SourcesEdit

  • R. Syme, The Augustan Aristocracy, Oxford University Press, 1989
  • M. Lightman & B. Lightman, A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women, Infobase Publishing, 2008
  • article of Octavia Minor at Livius.org