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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

. LEPIDUS.

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.

3. M. Aemilius Lepidus, 4. L. Aemilius praetor, b. c. 218. Lepidus.

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2. M. Aemilius Lepidus, augur, cos. b. c. 232, 220.

7. M. Aemilius Lepidus, censor, pontifex maximus, cos. b. c. 187, 175.

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.

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16. L. Aemilius Paullus, cos. b. c. 50.

18. Scipio, slain b. c. 77.

17. M. aemilius lepidus, triumvir, married Junia.

.19. Paullus Aemilius Lepidus, 20. M. Aemilius Lepidus, cos. b. c. 34, censor b. c. 22. died b. c. 30. married Cornelia.

*Of uncertain Origin.*

21. Q. Aemilius Lepidus,

cos. b. c. 21.

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I | 22. L. Aemilius Paullus, 23. M* Aemilius Lepidus, 24. Aemilia

25. M'. Aemilius 26. Aemilia cos. a. d. 1, married cos. a. d. 6. Lepida.

Lepidus, Lepida. Julia, granddaughter of |___ •____

cos. A. d. 11.' Augustus. f

___________ 29. Aemilia

27. Aemilius Lepidus,

married Drusilla,

killed a. d. 39.

j Lepida, 28. Aemilia Lepida, wife of wife of the emperor Drusus, Claudius. son of

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

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