The second of the three names of an ancient Roman, following the praenomen and preceding the cognomen (Ex.: Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Nomen Sentence Examples
It may be observed that, long after the Latins had ceased to exist as a separate people we meet in Roman writers with the phrase of nomen Latinum, used not in an ethnical but a purely political sense, to designate the inhabitants of all those cities on which the Romans had conferred " Latin rights " (jus Latinum) - an inferior form of the Roman franchise, which had been granted in the first instance to certain cities of the Latins, when they became subjects of Rome, and was afterwards bestowed upon many other cities of Italy, especially the so-called Latin colonies.
28 " Vinculo pietatis obstricti, Deo religati sumus unde ipsa religio nomen accepit."
By his will the Elder Pliny had made his nephew his adopted son, and the latter now assumed the nomen and praenomen of his adoptive father.