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Last modified Mar 01, 2018 10:07 PM History
Norba, located in the Monti Lepini, was a member of the Latin League (ca. 499 B.C.) and became a Latin colony ca. 492 B.C. The city was destroyed in the early first century B.C.

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  • Norba (Latin, 550 BC - 30 BC)

urban area, agora, forum, plaza, wall (of a city), city wall, temple, gate (of a city), city gate, settlement, fort, tower

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 43 D3 Norba

Norba is an ancient settlement of Latium Adiectum located close to the modern town of Norma, Italy, in the Monti Lepini, also known as the Volscian Mountains. The ancient site occupies an impressive natural promontory that stands over 1,500 feet above sea level and affords great visibility. Already a member of the Latin Leagues from 499 B.C., the site became a Latin colonia in 492 B.C., according to the historian Livy. The end of the ancient site came in 82 B.C. during the Sullan crisis when the city was laid waste by fire having sided against Sulla. The archaeological excavation of the site began in the early twentieth century with the work of L. Savignoni and R. Mengarelli (1901) (see reports in Notizie degli Scavi 1901 and 1904) and continues to the present day. Among the most notable remains on the site are those of the polygonal masonry fortification walls that an enclose an area of more than 38 hectares.

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L. Quilici, S. Quilici Gigli, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Adam Rabinowitz, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Norba: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 21 April 2018]

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Jeffrey Becker
Jeffrey Becker says:
Nov 25, 2011 11:03 AM

I don't see a blue place marking icon come up for Norba?

Sean Gillies
Sean Gillies says:
Dec 01, 2011 12:01 AM

Can you add a new precise location? We don't have one yet, therefore none is shown.