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Terrace and altar of M. Nonius Balbus

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker
Contributors: Tom Elliott
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Last modified Jan 25, 2020 12:58 PM History
Marcus Nonius Balbus of Nuceria was an important civic patron of Herculaneum. Balbus was a praetor and proconsul of Crete and Cyrene and served as tribune of the plebs in 32 B.C. This architectural complex near the Suburban Baths included the terrace as well as an honorific statue and altar.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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  • Terrace and altar of M. Nonius Balbus at Herculaneum (30 BC - AD 300)

sanctuary (religious center), architectural complex


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Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Terrace and altar of M. Nonius Balbus: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 05 August 2020]

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