Roman family name, probably derived from the Latin city of Norba  (‘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.
Novus homo of non-Roman descent (the nomen gentile indicates origins from Norba ). As people's tribune in 103 BC and follower of L. Appuleius [I 11] Satu…
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