Quintus Aemilius Papus

Quintus Aemilius Papus (c. 320 BC; † after 275 BC) was a Roman consul and censor of the patrician family of Aemilius.

282 BC Aemilius Papus was first elected consul; his colleague was Gaius Fabricius Luscinus. In this position he led victorious campaigns against the Etruscans and the Boii. 280 BC Aemilius Papus led after the Battle of Heraclea together with Fabricius Luscinus Publius Cornelius Dolabella and negotiations with King Pyrrhus of Epirus. 278 BC he was again elected consul, again together with Fabricius Luscinus. In this term armed conflicts fall in southern Italy in the Pyrrhic War. After the retreat of Pyrrhus to Sicily, he refused to make peace with him.

275 BC, he held the office of censor. Also in this office Gaius Fabricius Luscinus was his colleague, with whom he later named as an example of ancient Roman virtues.