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Last modified Oct 20, 2020 09:45 AM 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, settlement

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, Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, Adam Rabinowitz, and Tom Elliott, 'Norba: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 28 November 2020]

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