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after she had lost this powerful piotection, by his death, in a. d. 33, she was accused in a. d. 36 of having had adulterous intercourse with a slave; and as she could not deny the charge, she put an end to her life. (Tac. Ann. vi. 40.)
LEPIDUS, the name of a celebrated family of the Aemilia gens, which was one of the most ancient patrician gentes. [aemilia gens.] This family first occurs in Roman history at the beginning of the third century before the Christian era, and from that time it became one of the most
distinguished in the state. Finally, it became connected by marriage with the imperial house of the Caesars, but disappears to wards the end of the first century of the Christian era. The following genealogical table is in some parts conjectural, but these are pointed out in the course of the article. (Comp. Perizonius, Animad. Hist. p. 131; Norisius, Cenot. Pis. p. 257, &c. ; Eckhel, vol. v. p. 123 ; Clement. Cardinal. Memorie Romane di Antichita, vol. i. p. 182 ; Orelli, Onom. Tull. vol. ii. p. 15; Drumann Gesch. Horns, vol. i. p. 1, &c.)
STEMMA LEPIDORUM. 1. M. Aemilius Lepidus, cos. b. c. 285.
(M. Aemilius Lepidus.)
5. Q. Aemilius Lepidus.
2. M. Aemilius Lepidus, augur, cos. b. c. 232, 220.
9. M. Aemilius Lepidus, trib. mil, b.c. 190.
(M.1 Aemilius Lepidus.)
6. M'. (?) Aemilius Lepidus, praetor, b. c. 213.
8. M. Aemilius Lepidus, cos. b. c. 158.
(Main. Aemilius Lepidus.)
10. M. Aemilius
cos. B.C. 137.
11. M. Aemilius
Lepidus, cos. b.c. 126.
12. Q. Aemilius Lepidus.
14. Mam. Aemilius Lepidus Livianus, cos. B. c. 77
15. M\ Aemilius Lepidus, cos. b. c. 66.
13. M. Aemilius
Lepidus, cos. B. c. 78, married Appuleia.
16. L. Aemilius Paullus, cos. b. c. 50.
18. Scipio, slain b. c. 77.
Of uncertain Origin.
21. Q. Aemilius Lepidus,
cos. b. c. 21.
25. M'. Aemilius 26. Aemilia cos. a. d. 1, married cos. a. d. 6. Lepida.
cos. A. d. 11.' Augustus. f
___________ 29. Aemilia
27. Aemilius Lepidus,
killed a. d. 39.
Germanicus, died a. d. 36.
1. M. aemilius lepidus, consul b. c. 285, but whose name only occurs in the Fasti.
2. M. aemilius M. p. M. N. lepidus, probably a grandson of No. 1, was augur and twice consul. He died in the year of the battle of Cannae, b. c. 216 ; and his three sons exhibited in
his honour funeral games which lasted for three days, and in which twenty-two pairs of gladiators fought in the forum. (Liv. xxiii. 30.) His first consulship was in b. c. 232, when the agrarian law of C. Flaminius was passed (Polyb. ii. 21 ; Zonar. viii. p. 401, c); but the date of his second