Homo novus (Nova Roma)

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Our society

Citizens
Patricians - Plebeians
The equestrian order
Nobiles - Homines novi
Gens and domus, families
The 35 tribes
The 31 centuries
The 5 classes
Census points
Assidui - Capite censi
Taxes


Social structure of Nova Roma

Homo novus or novus homo ("new man", new member of the nobiltas) is a person who held the consulship first in the history of his family. The descendants of a homo novus are nobiles. In Nova Roma, we consider family not only the direct genetical lineage of a citizen, but also those ancient Romans who belonged to a family indicated by the same nomen and cognomen combination.

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