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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.”

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Marcus Aemilius Lepidus he calls "an insignificant and indiscreet personage, who did not deserve to become a leader either in council or in the field." The counsel Servius Sulpicius Rufus, was "a very timid man who desired nothing but a quiet death in his bed." Marcus Cato he calls "the Don Quixote of the aristocrats." Gnaeus Pompeius, known to his contemporaries as Pompey the Great, was, in Mommsen's view, far from great: "neither a bad nor an incapable man, but a man thoroughly ordinary, created by nature to be a good sergeant, called by circumstances to be a general and a statesman."
Valerius Maximus reports with approval that a certain Mamercus Aemilius Lepidus, consul in 77 BCE, gave the verdict that a Gallus could not inherit from a Roman citizen as he was neither man nor woman (Wiseman 1985, 204).
Tissoni lists seventeen translations (from Gaza to Aemilius Portus) and nine commentaries (from that of Gaza on the Olympians to the excerpts published by David Kochhafe in 1596).