2. M. Aemilius
Lepidus, M. F. M. N., probably a grandson of No. 1, was augur and twice consul.
He died in the year of the battle of Cannae, B. C. 216; and his three sons exhibited in his honour funeral games which lasted for three days, and in which twenty-two pairs of gladiators fought in the forum. (Liv. 23.30
.) His first consulship was in B. C. 232, when the agrarian law of C. Flaminius was passed (Plb. 2.21
; Zonar. viii. p. 401c); but the date of his second consulship is uncertain. Some have supposed that he was consul suffectus in B. C. 220. (Pighius, ad Ann.