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The goal of the census is to determine the accurate number of citizens who make up Nova Roma. This page is dedicated to the census of the year L. Sulla (III) cos. sine collega MMDCCLXVI a.u.c. which was never completed by the censor Cn. Iulius Caesar. Ritually, this counts as a completed census, because the lustrum was held with due ceremony, but out of the censors' dereliction of duty, there was no actual counting and evaluating of citizens.

Census in Roma Antiqua

The census was a register of Roman citizens and of their property, first established by Servius Tullius, the fifth king of Rome. After the expulsion of the kings it was taken by the consules, until censores were appointed for the purpose of taking it in 443 B.C.

The census, the first and principal duty of the censors, for which the proper expression is censum agere (Liv. III. 3, 22, IV.8), was always held in the Campus Martius, and from the year B.C. 435 in a special building called Villa Publica, which was erected for that purpose by the second pair of censors, C. Furius Pacilus and M. Geganius Macerinus (Liv. IV.22; Varr. R. R. III.2). Learn more...
Census in Nova Roma

The legal basis for organizing the Census in Nova Roma consists of:

The census is under the jurisdiction and responsibility of the censors and their official staff of the year 2766 A.U.C .

The Nova Roma 2766 A.U.C census working team is composed of:

For any question contact the censor:

Selected photo
Detail, relief of Domitius Ahenobarbus: taking of the census; end of the 2nd century BCE from Campus Martius, Rome. Paris, Louvre Museum. Credits: Barbara McManus, 1999
Useful information

Already counted for census are:

  • those who voted in the main election.
  • those who have paid taxes for the current calendar year including exempts.
  • persons who became citizens during the current calendar year.
Governors are entitled to obtain from censors their provincial citizens' data!
Census activities
  • On a.d. XIV Kal. Sext. L. Sulla (III) cos. sine collega MMDCCLXVI a.u.c., censor Cn. Iulius Caesar opened the census with his edict.
  • On a.d. III Kal. Ian. L. Sulla (III) cos. sine collega MMDCCLXVI a.u.c., pontifex and quaestor Cn. Cornelius Lentulus performed the lustrum.
  • The censors did not complete this census.
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