Paullus Aemilius Regulus

Paullus Aemilius Regulus,[1] also known as Paullus Aemilius Regillus[2] and Paullus Aemilius Paulli. f. Regillus[3][4] (flourished in the second half of the 1st century BC and first half of the 1st century), was a Roman Senator.[3]

Regulus was a member of the gens Aemilia. He was the son of the consul and censor Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus (also known as Paullus Aemilius Lepidus)[5] and Claudia Marcella Minor, who was one of the daughters of consul Gaius Claudius Marcellus Minor and Octavia the Younger and thus a niece of the Roman emperor Augustus.[5] From his father’s previous marriage, Regulus had two half-brothers and one half-sister.[6] He was born c. 15 BC/14 BC.[1] His father died shortly after his birth, and his mother subsequently remarried.[1] Regulus was born and raised in Rome. Through his half-brother Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus, he was the uncle to the Roman Empress Valeria Messallina.

Regulus’ political career was contemporaneous with the rule of the Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius, during which he served as a quaestor.[7] During the reign of Tiberius (14 to 37), Regulus was one of the emperor's comites,[4] an imperial legate and proconsul[4] of a Roman province. According to inscriptional evidence, Regulus was patron of Saguntum.[3][4] His wife's name has been recorded as being Marcella Paulli.[3][8]


  1. ^ a b c Lightman & Lightman (2008), p. 205.
  2. ^ Fusco and Gregori (1996), pp. 231-2.
  3. ^ a b c d Syme (1989), p. 148.
  4. ^ a b c d Szramkiewicz (1975), p. 124.
  5. ^ a b Article on Octavia Minor at
  6. ^ Syme (1989).
  7. ^ Inscriptiones Latinae Selectae 949.
  8. ^ Fusco and Gregori (1996).


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