Aemilius Lepidus at the time of the construction of the Via Aemilia (187 B.C.).
It appears to have been still more reduced under Octavian, Lepidus and Antony, when its value was 3 of an ounce.
In 78 he was consul with Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, who after the death of Sulla proposed the overthrow of his constitution, the re-establishment of the distribution of grain, the recall of the banished, and other democratic measures.
But Lepidus, having levied troops in his province of Transalpine Gaul, returned to Rome at the head of an army.
Catulus defeated him at the Mulvian bridge and near Cosa in Etruria, and Lepidus made his escape to Sardinia, where he died soon afterwards.
He was vicegerent of Octavian during the campaign of Actium, when, with great promptness and secrecy, he crushed the conspiracy of the younger Lepidus; and during the subsequent absences of his chief in the provinces he again held the same position.
Aemilius Lepidus, and subjugated the warlike Ligurian tribes.
Aemilius Lepidus, from whom it takes its name; it ran from Ariminum to Placentia, a distance of 176 m.
Aemilius Lepidus the censor in 179.
During the civil wars Marcus Brutus, the lieutenant of Lepidus, held out within its walls against Pompeius in 78 B.C., and in 44 B.C. the place was successfully defended by D.
Refusing to entangle himself in the abortive and equivocal schemes of Lepidus to subvert the Sullan constitution, Caesar took up the only instrument of political warfare left to the opposition by prosecuting two senatorial governors, Cn.
Lepidus outside which again is a wall, bounding the sacred enclosure.
Junius Brutus for truckling to Octavian while showing irreconcilable enmity to Antony and Lepidus (ad Brut.
He now effected a coalition with Antonius and Lepidus, and on the 27th of November 43 B.C. the three were formally appointed a triumvirate for the reconstitution of the commonwealth for five years.
Lepidus was reduced to the single province of Africa.
Lepidus was an object of contempt to all parties, and Octavianus and Antonius remained to fight for supreme power.
His imperium was renewed, again for five years, and in 12 B.C., on the death of his former fellow-triumvir Lepidus, he was elected Pontifex Maximus.
Meanwhile, Antony escaped to Cisalpine Gaul, effected a junction with Lepidus and marched towards Rome with a large force of infantry and cavalry.
Gaul was to belong to Antony, Spain to Lepidus, and Africa, Sardinia and Sicily to Octavian.
A new division of the Roman world was made at Brundusium, Lepidus receiving Africa, Octavian the west, and Antony the east.
Antonius marched on Rome, drove out Lepidus, and promised the people that the triumvirate should be abolished.
Aemilius Lepidus to repeal the constitution.
Lutatius Catulus, the other consul, he' defeated Lepidus when he tried to march upon Rome, and drove him out of Italy (77).
In 43, the year of the triumvirate of Octavius, Antony, and Lepidus, he was proscribed along with the murderers of Caesar, and, not daring to show himself in Italy, he put himself at the head of a fleet manned chiefly by slaves or proscribed persons, with which he made himself master of Sicily, and from thence ravaged the coasts of Italy.
Under the later republic it was coveted chiefly for the great dignity of the position; Julius Caesar held it for the last twenty years of his life, and Augustus took it after the death of Lepidus in 12 B.C., after which it became inseparable from the office of the reigning emperor.