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an ancient Roman patrician family that included many state figures and generals.
Lucius Aemilius Paullus. Consul from 219 to 216 B.C.
Together with Terentius Varro, Aemilius commanded the Roman Army in the battle of Cannae.
Lucius Aemilius Paullus the Macedonian. Consul from 182 to 168 B.C.
Aemilius defeated the Macedonian king Perseus in the battle of Pydna (168 B.C.) and thus brought Macedonia under the control of Rome. For this conquest, Aemilius was nicknamed “the Macedonian.”