Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (consul 232 BC)

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (died 216 BC) was the Roman consul for 232 BC,[1] and according to Livy served again as suffect consul, possibly in 221.[2]

He also served at one time as augur.

According to Livy, in 218 BC, at the onset of the Second Punic War, he was in Sicily serving as propraetor.[3]

He died in 216.[4]

It was in Lepidus' honor that the first gladiatorial games (munera) were held, on the occasion of his death. He was survived by his three sons; Lucius, Quintus, and Marcus.[5] The latter was most likely the Marcus Aemilius Lepidus who was a Roman consul and Pontifex Maximus in the early 2nd century BC.


  1. ^ Livy, Livy, Ab urbe condita, XXII.35.1.
  2. ^ Broughton, T. R. S., The Magistrates of the Roman Republic Vol I, pgs. 234-235 - According to Broughton, the fasti are complete prior to 222, and Lepidus is not mentioned. For the period between 221 and 219, all of the incumbents survived, so it is possible that Livy was incorrect about a second consulship.
  3. ^ Livy, XXI, 49.5-7.
  4. ^ Livy, XXIII.30.15.
  5. ^ Livy, XXIII.30.16.
Political offices
Preceded by Roman consul
232 BC
With: Marcus Publicius Malleolus
Succeeded by