is the name of Roman
women belonging to the gens Aemilia
. All but the first Aemilia Lepida lived in the imperial era. The name was given to daughters of men belonging to the Lepidus branch of the gens Aemilia. The first Aemilia Lepida to be mentioned by Roman historians was the former fiancee of the younger Cato. Subsequent Aemilias were more famous for whom they married.
Aemilia Lepida (living 1st century BC), wife of Metellus Scipio and former fiancee of Cato
This Aemilia Lepida was daughter of Mamercus Aemilius Lepidus Livianus
, wife of Metellus Scipio
and former fiancee of Cato
. Her daughter was Cornelia Metella
, last wife and widow of Pompey the Great
. Although Aemilia Lepida
was engaged to be married to Cato the Younger
, she in fact married someone else, leaving Cato to marry Atilia
. In the words of Plutarch
's Parallel Lives, Life of Cato the Younger, 7
- When he thought that he was old enough to marry,— and up to that time he had consorted with no woman,— he engaged himself to Lepida, who had formerly been betrothed to Metellus Scipio, but was now free, since Scipio had rejected her and the betrothal had been broken. However, before the marriage Scipio changed his mind again, and by dint of every effort got the maid. Cato was greatly exasperated and inflamed by this, and attempted to go to law about it; but his friends prevented this, and so, in his rage and youthful fervour, he betook himself to iambic verse, and heaped much scornful abuse upon Scipio, adopting the bitter tone of Archilochus, but avoiding his license and puerility. It should be noted that Aemilia Lepida and Cato were first cousins with Lepida's father and Cato's mother being blood siblings.
Aemilia Lepida (d. before 31 BC), wife of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 32 BC):
was the wife of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 32 BC)
. Her relationship to Roman
Triumvir Marcus Aemilius Lepidus
is not known; she is unlikely to have been his daughter (by his wife Junia), or his niece (his brother is known to have only two sons).
Her only child was her son Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 16 BC). Her son married Antonia Major, a niece of Roman Emperor Augustus and a daughter to Augustus' sister Octavia Minor and Mark Antony. Their children were Domitia (aunt of Nero), Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 32) and Domitia Lepida. Aemilia died before 31 BC.
Aemilia Lepida, first wife of Lucius Cornelius Sulla Faustus
was a Roman noble woman who lived in the 1st century BC. She was the first wife of Augur
and descendant of Roman Dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla
, Lucius Cornelius Sulla Faustus
. She bore him several children including her son, suffect consul of 31, Faustus Cornelius Sulla Lucullus III
. One of her daughters-in-law would be Domitia Lepida
a great niece of Emperor Augustus
and a granddaughter of triumvir Mark Antony
. One of her grandchildren was consul Faustus Cornelius Sulla Felix
Aemilia Lepida (b. 22 BC), daughter of Cornelia Scipio and Lucius Aemilius Paullus, a censor:
(born 22 BC) was the only daughter to Cornelia Scipio
and Lucius Aemilius Paullus (who served as a censor). Her brothers were Lucius Aemilius Paullus (consul 1)
and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (consul 6)
. Her maternal grandparents were Scribonia
and Roman consul Publius Cornelius Scipio Salvito
and her paternal grandfather was Roman consul Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus
. Little is known on her life, including whether she married and had issue.
Aemilia Lepida (4/3 BC-53), daughter of Julia the Younger and sometime fiancee of Claudius
(4/3 BC-53) was the eldest daughter of Lucius Aemilius Paullus
and his wife Julia the Younger
and her father . She was the first great-grandchild of Emperor Augustus
and of Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus
who was consul in 50 BC. Aemilia had several children with her husband, and two of her sons became consuls. She was killed by Agrippina the Younger
Aemilia Lepida (executed 20), daughter to Lepidus the Younger:
was the daughter of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus the Younger
(himself the son of the triumvir), and sister to Manius Aemilius Lepidus (consul 11 CE)
. She married the wealthy Roman Governor Publius Sulpicius Quirinius
. In her younger years, she was engaged to Augustus’ heir Lucius Caesar
. She had borne a son to senator Mamercus Aemilius Scaurus
, whom she is also said to have married.
In 20, she was charged with adultery, poisoning, consulting astrologers, falsely claiming to bear a son to her ex-husband and attempting to poison her ex-husband. Evidence came from slaves and consuls. At her trial her brother defended her. During her trial, the Games were held. Other distinguished ladies, accompanied her into the theater and protested her innocence to Tiberius. She was found guilty and was exiled. "On the recommendation of Gaius Rubellius Blandus she was condemned as an outlaw..." (Tacitus Annals 3.22-23)
Aemilia Lepida (d. 36), wife of the imperial prince Drusus
(d. 36) was daughter of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus
in 6 and niece to the consul Lucius Aemilius Paullus
(executed 14 AD). Despite her uncle's disgrace, and due to her father's high standing with the Roman emperors and the Senate, she married her second cousin Drusus Caesar
. Tacitus reports that during their marriage "she had pursued her husband with ceaseless accusations". In 36, she was charged with adultery with a slave and committed suicide, "since there was no question about her guilt" (Annals 6.40).
Aemilia Lepida (living 1st century), wife of the future emperor Galba:
was daughter of Manius Aemilius Lepidus
, consul in 11 CE. This Aemilia Lepida, niece to the Aemilia Lepida who died in 20 despite her brother's defence, was married to Lucius Livius Ocella (born Servius Sulpicius Galba), who became the short-lived Roman Emperor Galba
. She bore him two sons before her death. She died relatively young, and their sons also died young. Galba never remarried.
When Lepida lived, Agrippina the Younger (then a widower after Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus' death) tried to make shameless advances to Galba who was devoted to his wife and thus completely uninterested. On one occasion Lepida’s mother gave Agrippina the Younger in a whole bevy of married women a public reprimand and slapped her in the face.