Created: 13th October 2013
Update:  11th February 2017
Status Republic: Patrician:     Pleb. Nobilis: X     Senatorial:      Eques Romanus:      Local magistrates  
Republican Family / Cognomen
Patrician n/a
Pleb. Nobilis n/a
Senatorial Flaccus
Equestrian n/a
Local magistrat. n/a
Imperial Family / Cognomen
Imperators n/a
Consular Balbus, Flaccus
Senatorial n/a
Equestrian no cognomen, Ptolemaeus, Quadratus
Local magistrat. n/a
Republican Consuls, Tribunes with consular power, Dictators, Magister Equitum, Censors 2
Imperial Consuls and Emperors (Augusti and Caesars) 3 incl. 0 emperors
Notes: Possibly the Norbani came from Norba in Volscan territory, but the name could be Etruscan. Tribus of Norba is unknown.
Local Norbani are found at Norba Colonia Caesarina founded by the cos 38 BC when governor of Spain.
C. Norbanus cos 83 is called "Pulbus" by one chronographer, possibly a corruption of Balbus.
Literature Badian, E. "Caepio and Norbanus: Notes on the Decade 100-90 B.C.", in Studies in Greek and Roman History, 1964, p.34-70 (also Historia 1957 pp. 318-346)
Badian, E.; "The Silence of Norbanus", in AJP, Vol. 104, 1983, pp. 156-171 argues against Gruen and prefers 101 as year of quaestorship.
Dobson: Primipilares (1978) p.178 (§23 C. Norbanus Quadratus)
Eck, Werner and Pangerl, Andreas: "Titus Flavius Norbanus, praefectus praetorio Domitians, als Statthalter Rätiens in einemneuen Militärdiplom", in 
ZPE, Bd. 163 (2007), pp. 239-251 shows that the procurator-governor of Raetia was named T.Flavius Norbanus. He might be a relative of the emperors.
Evans, Richard J.: "Norbani Flacci: The Consuls of 38 and 24 B.C.", in Historia, Bd. 36, 1987, pp. 121-128 with stemma p.128
Gruen, Erich S.: "The Quaestorship of Norbanus", in Classical Philology Vol.61 (1966) pp.105-7 argues for 99 BC for Norbanus' quaestorship.
Hinard: Proscriptions (1985) p.385-386 (§51 + §52 C.Norbanus father and son proscribed 82)
Wiseman: New Men (1971) p.245 (C. Norbanus cos 83 BC and C. Norbanus Flaccus cos 38 BC) believes that cos 38 is the same man as monetalis of 83 with a
delayed career because of his father's proscription until Caesar liftet the ban in 49 for the descendents of the proscribed.
Changes 11.02.2017 New header plus many updates. Norbanus N162 (praef praet 95-96) is now known to be T.Flavius Norbanus.
C. Norbanus (Balbus??)
tr pl 103 q Cilicia 101 proq 100-99? (or q 99?)
acquitted for maiestas c.95
pr c.89 propr Sicilia 88-87 (88-84?)
cos 83 procos Cisalpina 82 † 82 proscribed, suicide
RE6   RE12
C. Norbanus C. Norbanus Sorix
leg Sicilia 90/87 ? actor, friend of SULLA 79
monet 83 magister in veteran colony of Pompeii
probably proscribed 82
RE9a N166
C. Norbanus C.f. Flaccus
pr 43 leg 42 cos ord 38
procos Hispania 36-34 triumph 34
procos Asia c.30/25 (attested 25)
XV vir sf ment 17, probably coopted c.38  (or less likely his son)
founded Norba Colonia Caesarina in Lusitania 36/34
N167 RE9
C. Norbanus C.f. C.n. Flaccus
cos 24 BC
procos Asia 18/17 or 17/16
~ Cornelia Balba dt of L. Cornelius Balbus cos suff 40
N168 RE10 N165 cf 161 RE8
C. Norbanus C.f. Flaccus     L. Norbanus Balbus
pr urb 11 AD cos ord 15 cos ord 19 AD
† 41 killed (N161)
Dem334 PME-N12ter Dobson 23
C. Norbanus C.f. Quadratus
tribus Aniensis
primus pilus, tr mil, praef castrorum, 
augur and II vir at Alexandria Troas in Asia
† 37/41
N172 RE15 N163 N169 Dem553
Norbana Clara Norbanus C. Norbanus Ptolemaeus
landowner in inscription 65/66 in Aegyp ideologus  iuridicus et ideologus Aegypt 63 
related to Flaccus or Balbus ? ?= N169
N162 RE1 RE1a Pf45a N168a RE11
T. Flavius Norbanus Norbanus Licinianus
praesidial procur Raetia 86-89 from Baetica
praef Aegypti ? delator vs procos Caecilius Classicus (97/98)
praef praet 95-96 but himself exiled
N164 RE2 N171 RE14
Norbanus Norbana
† 182 exc by COMMODUS † 182 exc by COMMODUS