Homo novus

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Homo novus denotes literally “a new man;” homo novus meant a man who was aspiring for political office in the Roman Republic but lacking ancestors who had reached (high) political office and thereby a seat in the Senate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Ancient History
EditorsR. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champion, A. Erskine, S. Huebner
ISBN (Print)9781444338386
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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