Current Constitution (Annotated)
This section is currently under construction. For the official copy of the constitution, go to Current constitution (Nova Roma).
We, the Senate and People of Nova Roma, as an independent and sovereign nation, herewith set forth this Constitution as the foundation and structure of our governing institutions and common society. We hereby declare our Nation to stand as a beacon for those who would recreate the best of ancient Rome. As a nation, Nova Roma shall be the temporal homeland and worldly focus for the Religio Romana. The primary function of Nova Roma shall be to promote the study and practice of pagan Roman civilization, defined as the period from the founding of the City of Rome in 753 BCE to the removal of the altar of Victory from the Senate in 394 CE and encompassing such fields as religion, culture, politics, art, literature, language, and philosophy.
As the spiritual heir to the ancient Roman Republic and Empire, Nova Roma shall endeavor to exist, in all manners practical and acceptable, as the modern restoration of the ancient Roman Republic. The culture, religion, and society of Nova Roma shall be patterned upon those of ancient Rome.
The purpose of this section is to explain the role of this Constitution within Nova Roma and the procedures for altering it.
This section explains who can be a citizen of Nova Roma, their rights, and how they are organized within Nova Roman society.
This section explains the composition and responsibilities of the various Comitia.
This section defines the rights and responsibilities of the various Magistrates.
V. The Senate
This section explains the role of the Nova Roman Senate and defines its rights, powers, and responsibilities.
This section explains the public institutions of the Religio Romana, its various priesthoods, and their role within Nova Roman society.