AEMI4635 M. Aemilius (67) M. f. M. n. Lepidus


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 250?, birth (Rüpke 2005)


son of
M. Aemilius (66) M. f. M. n. Lepidus (cos. 232) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Liv. XXIII 30.15

brother of
? Q. Aemilius (77) Lepidus (son of M. Aemilius (66) M. f. M. n. Lepidus (cos. 232)) (DPRR Team)
? L. Aemilius (60) Lepidus (son of M. Aemilius (66) M. f. M. n. Lepidus (cos. 232)) (DPRR Team)
father of
? M. Aemilius (68) M. f. M. n. Lepidus (cos. 187) (Zmeskal 2009)


  • Praetor 218 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The cognomina of Aemilius, Atilius, and Manlius, respectively, are given in the list of unsuccessful candidated for the consulship of 216 (Liv. 22.35.1). An interval of one year between praetorship and consulship was the normal practice at this period (Mommsen, Str. 1.525, note 1). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 21.49.6-8, and 51.7; cf. 22.35.1. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 726, footnote 21 (Brennan 2000)
  • Praetor Suffectus? 216 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Aemilius was not one of the Praetors regularly elected for 216 (Liv. 22.35.5-6). Either Livy is mistaken (Hesselbarth, 467, note 1; De Sanctis 3.2.359f.) or there was a Praetor Suffectus (Weissenborn on Livy 23.30.6; D.- G. 5.4, note 8). This is perfectly possible, since the Praetor Urbanus, whose functions we find Aemilius performing, was seriously wounded, and another Praetor was killed late this year in Gaul. De Sanctis urges that the episodes with which Aemilius is connected were inventions of Coelius. Both however are consistent with the conditions of the time. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Consulted the Senate regarding the request of the Petelini for aid (Liv. 23.20.6) and the supplementing of the membership of the Senate itself (23.22.4). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor 213 inter peregrinos, Luceria, Gallia Cisalpina, Rome (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Election Liv. 24.43.6 Provinces and armies 24.44.2-3, cf. 25.3.4 and 6 (Broughton MRR I)
    • Klebs (RE) identifies this Praetor with M. Aemilius, Pr. 218, and the unsuccessful candidate for the consulship of 216 (see 218, note 2). During this period two or three Praetors repeated the office before the prescribed interval of ten years (Liv. 7.2.2; Mommsen, Str. 1.518, note 3, 519, notes 3 and 4): Q. Fulvius Flaccus, 215 and 214, T. Otacilius, 217 and 214, and probably M. Pomponius Matho (217, 216; see 217, note 4), so the exemption granted to ex-Consuls after the battle of Lake Trasimene probably extended to other magistrates. Livy notes each of the iterations mentioned above, but gives no indication that this M. Aemilius had previously held the praetorship. The identification with the Praetor of 218 therefore remains uncertain. M. Aemilius Papus, who died as Curio Maximus in 210, is also a possibility. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Took measures against the spread of foreign cults (Liv. 25.1.6-12, cf. 12.3). Reported the frauds of Postumius Pyrgensis to the Senate (25.3.12). See below, note 2. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 727, footnote 28 (Brennan 2000)
  • Decemvir Sacris Faciundis after 212 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • Liv. 26.23.7. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Bardt (4, 29) has seen that this M. Aemilius Lepidus can hardly be identified with the famous Pont. Max. who was Cos. I in 187 and died about 152. He may be the Praetor of 218 and/or 213. (Broughton MRR I)
    • M. Aemilius Lepidus succeeded M. Aemilius Numida. (Broughton MRR I)