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Norbanus
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Roman family name, probably derived from the Latin city of Norba [1] (‘man from Norba’). The family first attained Roman citizenship with N. [I 1], owing its advancement to Caesar and Augustus, and then disappeared. In the Imperial period N. was also a cognomen.

I. Republican period

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[I 1] N., C. Praetor 89 BC, homo novus

Novus homo of non-Roman descent (the nomen gentile indicates origins from Norba [1]). As people's tribune in 103 BC and follower of L. Appuleius [I 11] Satu…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Frigo, Thomas (Bonn) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Norbanus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e824980>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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