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nŏvus hŏmō 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

(‘new man’), term used in the late republic in various related senses: for the first man of a family to reach the senate, where he normally remained a ‘small senator’; in a special sense, for such a man actually to rise to the consulship; and for the first man of a senatorial family to reach the consulship. The first of these achievements was not very difficult, provided a man had at least ... ...

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