Lex Iunia de jusiurando (Nova Roma)

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This lex is currently IN FORCE.

Approved by Comitia Centuriata
Yes: 147 No: 10 Abs.: 0
a.d. V Kal. Oct. L. Equitio Dec. Iunio cos. MMDCCLII a.u.c.



Lex Iunia de iusiurando was initially enacted under the simpliest form. It just contained the text of what readers were to suppose to be an oath, and was de facto unapplicable. Two years later (Centuriata Nov. 13 2754 confirmed by SC Dec. 04 2754), lex Cassia happily corrected Iunia law by the addition of its first and introductory paragraph.


This lex is hereby enacted to put in place an oath of office for any citizen assuming any magistracy of Nova Roma, whether elected or appointed. The following oath must be taken publicly in the major public fora of Nova Roma before someone elected or appointed to any magistracy can assume his or her office. It must be taken on the day, or as soon as possible afterwards, that the office is to be assumed. The office shall be considered vacant until the following oath is taken (lex Cassia de iusiurando 13 Nov. 2754):

"I, [enter the legal and Roman names here] do hereby solemnly swear to uphold the honor of Nova Roma, and to act always in the best interests of the people and the Senate of Nova Roma.

As a magistrate of Nova Roma, I, [enter the legal and Roman names here] swear to honor the Gods and Goddesses of Rome in my public dealings, and to pursue the Roman Virtues in my public and private life.

I, [enter the legal and Roman names here] swear to uphold and defend the Religio Romana as the State Religion of Nova Roma and swear never to act in a way that would threaten its status as the State Religion.

I, [enter the legal and Roman names here] swear to protect and defend the Constitution of Nova Roma.

I, [enter the legal and Roman names here] further swear to fulfill the obligations and responsibilities of the office of [enter the title of the office here] to the best of my abilities.

On my honor as a Citizen of Nova Roma, and in the presence of the Gods and Goddesses of the Roman people and by their will and favor, do I accept the position of [enter the title of the office here] and all the rights, privileges, obligations, and responsibilities attendant thereto."


[1] Lex Cassia de iusiurando (currently in force) full text:

Approved by Comitia Centuriata
Yes: 147 No: 10 Abs.: 0
Id. Nov. Fl. Vedio (II) M. Cassio (II) cos. MMDCCLIV a.u.c.


"The Lex Iunia Iusiurando is hereby amended so that the following preface will be placed before the Oath of Office:

The Lex Iunia Iusiurando is hereby enacted to put in place an Oath of Office for any citizen assuming any magistracy of Nova Roma, whether elected or appointed.

The following oath must be taken publicly in the major public fora of Nova Roma before someone elected or appointed to any magistracy can assume his or her office. It must be taken on the day, or as soon as possible afterwards, that the office is to be assumed. The office shall be considered vacant until the oath is taken. "


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