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Flaccus, Norba'nus

1. C. Norbanus Flaccus. In B. C. 42 he and Decidius Saxa were sent by Octavian and Antony with eight legions into Macedonia, and thence they proceeded to Philippi to operate against Brutus and Cassius. They encamped in the neighbourhood of Philippi, and occupied a position which prevented the republicans advancing any further. By a stratagem of Brutus and Cassius, Norbanus was led to quit his position, but he discovered his mistake in time to recover his former position. The republicans advancing by another and longer road, Norbanus withdrew with his army towards Amphipolis, and the republicans, without pursuing Norbanus, encamped near Philippi. When Antony arrived, he was glad to find that Amphipolis was secured, and having strengthened its garrison under Norbanus, he proceeded to Philippi. In B. C. 38, C. Norbanus Flaccus was consul with App. Claudius Pulcher. The C. Norbanus Flaccus, who was consul B. C. 24 with Octavian, was probably a son of the one here spoken of. (Appian, App. BC 4.87, 103, &c., 106, &c.; D. C. 38.43, 47.35, 49.23, 53.28; Plut. Brut. 38.)

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