Gaius Sempronius Scepsis Agricola (Nova Roma)
Eques Equo Privato, official private knight of the Equestrian Order of Nova Roma C. Sempronius Scepsis Agricola is currently serving as quaestor of the Nova Roman Republic, and appointed provincial quaestor to the legatus pro praetore of Australia, D. Aurelius Ingeniarius. With a long name, C. Sempronius is quite happy to be addressed simply by the preferred “Scepsis Agricola”.
In 2015, Scepsis Agricola visited Rome for the first time and felt an instant connection, resulting in him making the 23 hour long pilgrimage from Melbourne, Australia, to Rome again in 2016 spending a week in the Italian capitol, 300 meters from the ancient Forum. Scepsis Agricola has the ambition of visiting as many Roman archaeological sites as possible in his lifetime.
In 2017, Scepsis Agricola joined the newly founded Roman reenactment group Ancient Roman Re-enactors Victoria (ARRV) and assumed the administrative role of Treasurer. Drawn to the military arm of ARRV, Legio X Fretensis, Scepsis Agricola quickly rose to the rank of Aquilifer. Under his guidance and leadership, ARRV grew to become a multidimensional representation of Ancient Rome, including civilian as well as military aspects. ARRV's commitment to historical accuracy has enabled the group to host civilian and military living history displays. ARRV was welcomed by the National Museum of Australia in January 2019 to form a supplementary part of the feature British Museum exhibit "Rome: City and Empire". Under Scepsis Agricola's contribution and drive, ARRV established a cooperative arrangement with the Faculty of Arts from Australia's leading university, [//https://youtu.be/80jYxWD19S8/The University of Melbourne], to establish a living history display to promote their Ancient World Studies course to prospective future students.
In late 2019 Scepsis Agricola met with D. Aurelius Ingeniarius, Legatus Pro Praetore Australiae of Provincia Australia, who introduced him to Nova Roma and in March 2020 he became a citizen. Since joining, Scepsis Agricola has been diligently working under the direction of the Legatus Pro Praetore in re-organising the civic life and promoting activity of Nova Roman Provincia Australia.
- Scriba legati pro praetore Australiae of Australia
- Quaestor leg. pr. pr. Australiae of Australia
- Praefectus Cohortis II Leg. X Fretensis of Australia
Special Assignments & Projects
- Administrator - Senate approved reconstructed Roman military camp project, assigned Forum Romanum #97248