By his first marriage, Aemilius Paullus had two sons and two daughters. After his divorce, he put his sons out for adoption: the elder was adopted by Q. Fabius Maximus Cunctator and became Q. Fabius Maximus Aemilianus, the younger by the son of Scipio Africanus to become P. Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus. One daughter married M. Porcius Cato Licinianus (the son of Cato the Elder), the other married Q. Aelius Tubero. These two sons and two sons-in-law fought under Aemilius at Pydna. He had two sons by his second marriage. The elder was 14 when he died five days before the triumph Aemilius was awarded for his conquest of Macedon; the younger died three days after the triumph, when he was 12.
Sources for Aemilius Paullus: Livy books 37 and 44-45.
Plutarch's biography of Aemilius Paullus
Plutarch compares Aemilius Paullus with Timoleon
Both Livy and Plutarch used Polybius, who knew Aemilius personally, as a source. Unfortunately we only have fragments of Polybius' history at this point.
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