Officium aedilium curulium MMDCCLIX

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Officina aedilium curulum MMDCCLIX - Office of the curule aediles for the year C. Buteone Po. Minucia cos. MMDCCLIX a.u.c..

Goal statements, project assignments and reports from the offices of the curule aediles.

Contents


Curule Aedile Titus Iulius Sabinus

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Aedilis Curulis MMDCCLIX

Staff

Quaestor

Scriba


Curule Aedile Gaius Equitius Cato

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Aedilis Curulis MMDCCLIX

Staff

Quaestor

Scriba


  • The Macellum has been brought into the Wiki and most translations are complete.
  • All Ordo Equester Macellum vendors have been verified.
  • The Sacred Source page has been updated and a new, simplifed ordering procedure is in place.
  • Special:Booksources has been updated to integrate our Amazon affilate information.
  • Amazon shopping is now available in countries other than the USA.


Ludi

Ludi Megalenses

  • prid. Non. Apr. : opening, religious celebrations, ludi scaenici, certamen historicum 1, certamen latinum 1.
  • Non. Apr. : venationes, munera gladiatoria (quarters), certamen historicum 2, certamen latinum 2.
  • a.d. VIII Id. Apr. : ludi circenses (quarters), certamen historicum 3, certamen latinum 3.
  • a.d. VII Id. Apr. : munera gladiatoria (semifinals), cultural award, certamen historicum 4, certamen latinum 4.
  • a.d. VI Id. Apr. : ludi circenses (semifinals), certamen historicum 5, certamen latinum 5.
  • a.d. V Id. Apr. : munera gladiatoria (finals), face on roman body, certamen historicum 6, certamen latinum 6.
  • a.d. IV Id. Apr. : ludi circenses (finals), magna mater project, certamen historicum 7, certamen latinum 7.

Ludi Apollinares

Ludi Apollinares are organized this year by the praetorian cohors and curule aediles cohors.

  • prid. Non. Quin. : opening and religious celebrations.
  • Non. Quin. : ludi apollinares - history.
  • a.d. VIII Id. Quin. : ludi scaenici.
  • a.d. VII Id. Quin. : venationes. (subscriptions are admitted until Non. Quin. - 24.00 Roman time).
  • a.d. VI Id. Quin. : ludi circenses (quarters). (subscriptions are admitted until Non. Quin. - 24.00 Roman time. Read the rules at http://www.crystalwebvision.com/aedil/circensesrap.htm)
  • a.d. V Id. Quin. : ludi circenses (semifinals).
  • a.d. IV Id. Quin. : ludi circenses (finals).
  • a.d. III Id. Quin. : results and close.

The extended program of ludi, including all the information that are needed, are presented in the Ludi Apollinares website

Ludi Victoriae

  • a.d. XIII Kal. Sex. : opening, religious celebrations.
  • a.d. XII Kal. Sex. : cultural day.
  • a.d. XI Kal. Sex. : ludi scaenici, certamen historicum daciae 1.
  • a.d. X Kal Sex. : munera gladiatoria ( quarters ), de romanis illustribus 1.
  • a.d. IX Kal. Sex. : ludi circenses ( quarters ), certamen historicum daciae 2
  • a.d. VIII Kal. Sex. : munera gladiatoria ( semifinals ), de romanis illustribus 2.
  • a.d. VII Kal. Sex. :ludi circenses ( semifinals ), certamen historicum daciae 3.
  • a.d. VI Kal. Sex. : munera gladiatoria ( finals ), de romanis illustribus 3.
  • a.d. V Kal. Sex. : ludi circenses ( finals ), certamen historicum daciae 4.
  • a.d. IV Kal. Sex. : cultural award, de romanis illustribus 4.
  • a.d. III Kal. Sex. : results and closing.

The extended program of Ludi Victoriae, including all the information that are needed, are presented in the curules aediles website and on the ludi webpage

Ludi Romani

  • Non. Sep. : opening and religious celebrations.
  • a.d. VIII Id. Sep. : ludi romani history, certamen historicum 1.
  • a.d. VII Id. Sep. : ludi scaenici.
  • a.d. VI Id. Sep. : venationes, certamen historicum 2.
  • a.d. V Id. Sep. : munera gladiatoria ( quarters ).
  • a.d. IV Id. Sep. : cultural day, certamen historicum3.
  • a.d. III Id. Sep. :ludi circenses ( quarters ).
  • prid. Id. Sep. : munera gladiatoria ( semifinals ), certamen historicum4.
  • Id. Sep. : ludi romani parade, epulum iovis.
  • a.d. XVIII Kal. Oct. :probatio equitium, ludi circenses ( semifinals ), certamen historicum5.
  • a.d. XVII Kal. Oct. :munera gladiatoria ( finals).
  • a.d. XVI Kal. Oct. : roman recipes contest, certamen historicum6.
  • a.d. XV Kal. Oct. : ludi romani athletics pugilatio
  • a.d. XIV Kal. Oct. : ludi circenses ( finals ).
  • a.d. XIII Kal. Oct. : closing and consuls speech.
  • a.d. XII Kal. Oct. : ludi romani results.

The extended program of Ludi Romani, including all the information that are needed, are presented in the curules aediles website

Edicta

Edictum aedilicium de praecedentibus edictis commercialibus confirmandis

In accordance with the Constitution of Nova Roma, we, C. Equitius Cato and T. Iulius Sabinus, curule aediles for the current year, confirm and promulgate the following edict issued by the past curule aediles C. Fabia and L. Iulius Sulla, amended:

  • EDICTUM AEDILICIUM DE LEGIBUS PAREUNDIS IN REBUS COMMERCII
  • EDICTUM DE INTERDICTO RESTITUTORIO PER FORMULAM ARBITRARIAM
  • EDICTUM AEDILICIUM DE COMMERCIO IUSTO

The complete text of the amended edicta follows:

Edictum aedilicium de legibus pareundis in rebus commercii

Since violation of macronational law in a venue sponsored or operated by Nova Roma opens the republic and corporation to the possibility of legal action for abetting that violation, the Aediles Curules are compelled to protect the republic and the corporation by ensuring that such violations cease immediately on determination that they have occurred. Therefore,

  • I. To meet macronational legal requirements vendors in Nova Roman venues in the United States of America who take orders by surface mail, email, or telephone are required to comply with the Mail and Telephone Merchandise Order Rule of the Federal Trade Commission. The text of the rule and guidelines for compliance are provided by the Federal Trade Commission at: [1]
  • II. In the event that the aediles curules receive a complaint of noncompliance with this rule by a vendor under their authority and the Aedilician Court in accordance with the Edictum do Commercio Iusto should find that the rule has been violated, the violator's privilege of advertising in the Macellum will be suspended immediately for a period of one year, a request will be placed before the Censores for removal of the violator from the Ordo

Equester, if applicable, and for a nota depriving the violator of the rights of commercium (carrying on business in NR venues), honores (holding office, including senatorial rank), and suffragium (voting in Comitia) for one year, and the Federal Trade Commission will be informed of the violation.

  • III. Like all judgments of the aedilician court in accordance with the Edictum de Commercium Iusto, a judgment under this edictum shall be subject to appropriate intercessio and appeal to the Comitia Populi Tributa. Notice of appeal must be received within seventy-two hours of publication of the judgment.
  • IV. This edictum takes effect immediately.

Edictum de interdicto restitutorio per formulam arbitrarium

I. Arbitration for Commercial Disputes

A. Aedilician Jurisdiction
  • 1. Whereas the Constitution of Nova Roma, IV.A.4.e, endows the Aediles Cururles with the power and obligation "to maintain the venues where the Ordo Equester are engaged in commerce, within Nova Roma property," the Aediles Curules assume jurisdiction over commercial disputes arising from transactions between Nova Roman citizens and peregrines on Nova Roman property, at Nova Roman events, or through the Macellum;
  • 2. Whereas the Constitution of Nova Roma, IV.A.4.b, endows the Aediles Curules with the power and obligation "to administer the law," the jurisdiction of the Aediles Curules over commercial disputes as specified in I.A.1 of this edictum shall include the establishment of tribunals to arbitrate such disputes and the issuance of interdicta restitutoria per formulam arbitrariam to resolve them;
  • 3. Whereas the Constitution of Nova Roma, IV.A.4.a, empowers and obliges the Aediles Curules "to hold imperium," the procedures of arbitration specified in this edictum shall have the force of law and default or defiance thereof shall constitute obstruction of justice.
B. Requirement of Arbitration Agreement
  • 1. The actor of an arbitration must execute an agreement to accept binding arbitration and submit it at the time of the request for arbitration.
  • 2. The reus of an arbitration must execute an agreement to accept binding arbitration and submit it at the time of the reply to the request for arbitration.
  • 3. The text of the agreement to accept binding arbitration is found in Appendix I of this edictum.
C. Definition of Terms
  • 1. Arbitration. Arbitration is a form of interdictum restitutorium per formulam arbitrariam. It consists of a binding agreement between parties to place their commercial dispute before an Aedilis Curulis for resolution by a tribunal of arbitri appointed by the presiding Aedilis Curulis and to abide by that resolution permanently and entirely.
-a. Arbitration is a form of interdictum restitutorium because its determination forbids the illicit transfer of possession of something of value from one party to another, voiding the commercial transaction, and restoring the status quo ante the dispute, compensating by award such parties as may have been injured by the status quo post.
-b. Arbitration is per formulam arbitrariam since it entails determination by a tribunal of arbitri rather than a quaestio of iudices, requires no sponsio, and its determination does not result in criminal sanction.
  • 2. Criminal sanction may arise from default or obstruction of justice in the arbitration process.
  • 3. Presiding Aedilis Curulis. The Curule Aediles shall decide amongst themselves who shall serve as presiding Curule Aedile for each instant request for arbitration that is presented; the presiding Aedilis Curulis must cede the right to preside to his Aedilician colleague in the event of a demonstrated conflict of interest involving himself and

the parties when either Aedilis Curulis judges that such a conflict exists.

  • 4. Party
-a. A party is a person or group of persons who have a dispute with another person or persons over a single commercial transaction.
-i. A single commercial transaction may involve multiple objects or purchases possession of which is taken at the same time.
-b. Only citizens of Nova Roma, members of the Ordo Equester, vendors on Nova Roman property, at Nova Roman events, or through the Macellum, and peregrines who have executed an agreement to binding abritration (Appendix I of this edictum) may be a party to a request for arbitration or reply to a request for arbitration.
-i. An actor may refuse to execute an agreement to binding arbitration, but in such cases the presiding Aedilis Curulis shall refuse the request for arbitration with prejudice.
-ii. A member of the Ordo Equester may refuse to execute an agreement to binding arbitration. However, on such refusal the presiding Aedilis Curulis shall notify the Censores and request entry of a nota indicating the refusal. Such a refusal shall result in termination of the arbitration process.
-iii. A vendor on the Macellum may refuse to execute an agreement to binding arbitration, but the presiding Aedilis Curulis shall require the Curator Araneum to post a report of the refusal in connection with the vendor's advertisement in the Macellum permanently. Such a refusal shall result in termination of the arbitration process.
-iv. A vendor on Nova Roman property or at Nova Roman events may refuse to execute an agreement to binding arbitration and shall be refused permission to vend at the above specified venues. Such a refusal shall result in termination of the arbitration process.
-v. Execution of an agreement to binding arbitration does not preclude pursuit of praetorian and/or macronational remedies for offences specified in I.E of this edictum.
-c. The party who submits the request for arbitration is the actor;
-d. The party against whom the claim is lodged in the request for arbitration is the reus.
  • 5. Arbiter. An arbiter is a fair and impartial determiner of fact, appointed by the presiding Aedilis in accordance with III.A and B and IV.A of this edictum. No person shall be an arbiter who is not assiduus at the time of appointment and through the final determination of the arbitration.
  • 6. Tribunal. A Tribunal is a panel of three arbitri who shall hear evidence and make a final determination of the arbitration by majority vote.
  • 7. Pignus.
-a. The pignus is a surety provided by each party. The pignus may consist of the disputed property or a sum of money equal to the value of the requested award.
-b. The award shall be paid from the pignus.
-c. In extraordinary circumstances in the interest of justice and with the concurrence of both the presiding Aedilis Curulis and his aedilician colleague, the requirement of a pignus may be waived by the presiding Aedilis Curulis.
-d. The pignus of each party shall be safeguarded by the quaestor of the presiding Aedilis Curulis.
-e. In the event of termination of the arbitration by the presiding Aedilis Curulis for any reason except default or

determination, the pignus of each party shall be returned to each party.

-f. In the event of default the pignus of the defaulting party shall be given to the non-defaulting party and the non-defaulting party's pignus returned.
D. Confidentiality.
  • 1. All arbitrations, excepting the deliberation of the arbitri, shall be a matter of public record.
  • 2. Parties to the arbitration and their witnesses, and the arbitri must waive their right to confidentiality under the Leges Cornelia et Vedia de Privatus Rebus.
  • 3. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall ensure that a permanent record is kept of all official correspondence pertaining to arbitrations and that a record of hearing and determination is prepared and issued at his direction.
E. Default Praetorian and Macronational Jurisdiction.

Any request for arbitration which alleges a Nova Roman or macronational criminal offence shall be rejected by the presiding Aedilis Curulis and referred by default to praetorian jurisdiction and macronational authorities for appropriate action. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall also inform the Consules of such referral in timely fashion and, through them, the Senate.

II. Communications, time periods, prohibited dates, and place of arbitration

A. Methods of communication.

Surface mail, mail, telefax, and telephonic conference are permitted methods of communication except as indicated below. Hearings shall be conducted by email, telephonic conference, or physical meeting. The means of communication not specified below for procedures shall be determined from the above list by the presiding Aedilis Curulis.

B. Time period.

A nundinum shall be reckoned as a period of eight days inclusive.

C. Prohibited Dates.

No business pertaining to arbitration shall be conducted on a dies nefastus. If business pertaining to arbitration is accidentally conducted on a dies nefastus, the business must be conducted anew and an expiation performed as recommended by the Collegium Pontificum.

D. Place of Arbitration.

The electronic or physical venue of hearing and deliberation shall be determined by the presiding Aedilis Curulis after consultation with the parties and their advocati.

III. Procedures for filing for arbitration

A. Request for Arbitration

  • 1. Any party, as defined in I.C.4 above, to a commercial transaction may file a request for arbitration by written communication to the presiding Aedilis Curulis. The requesting party shall be termed the actor. Such a request must contain the following information:
-a. Names, addresses, email, telephone and/or telefax of all parties and witnesses;
-b. Designation of the actor's advocatus, if any;
-c. A brief description of nature and circumstances of the dispute and the actor's claim;
-d. A brief statement of relief sought and amount, if any, claimed;
  • -e. A signed agreement to accept binding arbitration; the signed agreement must be sent by post to the presiding Aedilis Curulis (the form of the agreement must be that found in Appendix I of this edictum);
-f. Names, addresses, email, telephone and/or telefax of two arbitri proposed by the actor.
-g. The disputed propery or check or international money order in the amount of the pignus, if required; the financial instrument for the pignus must be sent by post to the presiding Aedilis Curulis;
-h. The oath of the actor in Appendix II of this edictum.
  • 2. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall acknowledge in writing receipt of the request for arbitration from the actor;
  • 3. The aedilis shall forward a full copy of the request for arbirtration to the reus within one nundinum of original receipt of the request.
  • 4. If any of the material required in III.A.1 is absent from the request for arbitration, the request shall be dismissed without prejudice. Five copies of all the material required in III.A.1 shall be submitted at the time of request.
  • 5. The presiding Aedilis Curulis may refuse to accept a request for arbitration on grounds of jurisdictional incompetence, defect of law, or inconsistency with reason. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall inform the actor of the refusal and its grounds within one nundinum of receipt of the request for arbitration.
B. Reply of Reus to the Request for Arbitration.
  • 1. The reus shall have two nundina from the date of transmission or postmark of the forwarded original request for arbitration to reply to that request. The reply to request must be by written communication to the presiding Aedilis Curulis and include:
-a. Names, addresses, email, telephone and/or telefax of all parties and witnesses;
-b. Designation of the reus' advocatus, if any;
-c. A brief description of nature and circumstances of the dispute and reply to the actor's claim;
-d. A signed agreement to accept binding arbitration; the signed agreement must be sent by post to the Curulis Aedilis (the form of the agreement must be that found in Appendix I of this edictum);
-e. Names, addresses, email, telephone and/or telefax of two arbitri proposed by the reus;
-f. The disputed property or a check or international money order in the amount of the pignus, if required; the financial instrument for the pignus must be sent by post to the presiding Aedilis Curulis;
-g. The oath of the reus in Appendix II of this edictum.
  • 2. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall acknowledge in writing receipt of the reply to request for arbitration from the reus.
  • 3. The aedilis shall forward a full copy of the reply to request for arbitration to the actor within one nundinum of receipt of the reply to the request.
  • 4. A continuance of no more than two nundina may be granted by the presiding Aedilis Curulis for compliance with III.B.1.
  • 5. If the reus declines to participate in arbitration, the presiding Aedilis Curulis shall deny the request for arbitration.
  • 6. If the reus accepts arbitration and if any of the material required in III.B.1. is absent from the reply to the request, the reus shall be held to be in default. Five copies of all the material required in III.A.1 shall be submitted at the time of request.
C. Upon receipt of the reply to request for arbitration the presiding Aedilis Curulis shall initiate the procedures of arbitration within two nundina and notify the parties thereof.

IV. Procedures of arbitration

A. Appointment of Arbitri and Default Appointment
  • 1. Upon notification that arbitration has been initiated by the presiding Aedilis Curulis, the actor may preemptorily challenge one of the reus' arbitri; notice of challenge shall be communicated to the presiding Aedilis Curulis.
  • 2. Upon notification that arbitration has been inititated by the presiding Aedilis Curulis, the reus may preemptorily challenge one of the actors' arbitri; notice of challenge shall be communicated to the presiding Aedilis Curulis.
  • 3. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall appoint the unchallenged arbitri of the actor and reus arbitri on a tribunal to hear, deliberate, and determination the outcome of the arbitration. If no arbiter is challenged, the presiding Aedilis Curulis shall select one from each submitted panel.
  • 4. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall appoint an impartial and independent third arbitrator of his selection to service as arbiter on a tribunal to hear, deliberate, and determination the outcome of the arbitration.
  • 5. In the event that a arbiter duly appointed for the actor or reus shall be unable to perform his duties before commencement of the hearing, the presiding Aedilis Curulis shall appoint an impartial and independent replacement of his selection.
  • 6. If the actor and/or reus shall refuse to accept any appointment of arbiter to the tribunal, the refusing party/parties shall be held in default.
  • 7. If, the hearing having commenced, a arbiter is unable to to perform his duties, the presiding Aedilis Curulis shall act as arbiter in his place. If more than one arbiter is unable to perform his duties under these circumstances, the tribunal shall be dissolved and a new tribunal selected in accordance with III.A.1.f,

III.B.1.f, and IV.A. of this edictum.

  • 8. No citizen shall be compelled to serve as an arbiter, but, having accepted the office, no arbiter shall withdraw except for corruption, conflict of interest, grave illness, or other serious reason sufficient to the presiding Aedilis Curulis.
B. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall preside over the tribunal and rule upon points of order and law. The decisions of the presiding Aedilis Curulis shall be binding on the arbitri, the parties, their advocati, and witnesses.
  • 1. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall prepare a formula on the basis of the request for arbitration and the reply to the request for arbitration.
  • 2. This formula shall take the form: "N, NN, and NNN shall be the arbitri. If it appears that the claim of the actor, Titius, to wit [statement of claim of the actor] should prevail in the matter in dispute, the arbitri shall require that the reus, Seius, provide the award, to wit [statement of the award] to the actor; otherwise the arbitri shall absolve the reus."
  • 3. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall inform the parties and arbitri of the formula at the time specified in III.C of this edictum.
  • 4. When the cause of justice shall require, the presiding Aedilis Curulis may amend the formula at any point prior to conclusion of the hearing. The parties and arbitri shall be notified immedidately of any amendments to the formula.
  • 5. No award in formula shall require a reus to perform a dishonourable, criminal, or otherwise infamous act.
C. Oaths
  • 1. Of arbitri. Each arbiter appointed to the tribunal shall take the oath specified in Appendix II of this edictum before undertaking his duties;
  • 2. Of Parties. Each party shall take the oath specified in Appendix II of this edictum in the request for arbitration or reply to the request for arbitration.
  • 3. Of Witnesses. Each witness shall take the oath specified in Appendix II of this edictum before giving evidence.
D. General Powers of the Tribunal
  • 1. The Tribunal shall serve as the court of hearing, deliberation, and determination of the binding arbitration;
  • 2. Arbitri may query witnesses and examine documents through the presiding Aedilis Curulis;
  • 3. Arbitri may request the presiding Aedilis Curulis to compel witnesses to testify under penalty of fine for refusal; no reus shall be compelled to testify against himself;
  • 4. Arbitri may not deviate from the formula provided by the presiding Aedilis Curulis;
  • 5. If an arbiter is found to have been corrupted at any stage of the arbitration, that arbiter shall be dismissed and the arbitration dismissed;
-a. With the agreement of the parties, a new tribunal shall be empaneled in accordance with I.A.1.f, I.B.1.e, and III.A of this edictum; uncorrupted arbitri of the previous tribunal may be empaneled in its successor;
-b. The corrupted arbiter shall be prosecuted for perjury and obstruction of justice.
E. Language of Arbitration
  • 1. The official language of arbitration shall be English;
  • 2. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall arrange with the Decuria Interpres for translation into other languages as needed, but no more than one continuance shall be granted to facilitate procurement of translation.
F. Advocati
  • 1. Any party to the arbitration may be represented by an advocatus of his choosing; neither actor nor reus shall be required to be represented by an advocatus.
  • 2. No advocatus shall be compensated for his services.
G. Hearing
  • 1. The place, date, time of the hearing shall be determined by the presiding Aedilis Curulis after consultation with the parties and their advocati. The parties are responsible for ensuring the presence of witnesses and documentary evidence.
  • 2. The following procedures shall be followed at hearings:
-a. The actor and/or his advocatus shall state the claim, the evidence to be submitted for that claim, and the relief and/or amount requested.
-b. The reus and/or his advocatus shall state the denial of the claim and the evidence to be submitted for that denial.
-c. The actor and/or his adovcatus shall present the evidence for the claim and relief in the form of witnesses for examination and cross-examination by the reus and/or his advocatus, the presiding Aedilis Curulis, or the arbitri, and/or documents certified to the tribunal by the presiding Aedilis Curulis.
-d. The reus and/or his adovcatus shall present the evidence against the claim and relief in the form of witnesses for examination and cross-examination by the actor and/or his advocatus, the presiding Aedilis Curulis, or the arbitri, and/or documents certified to the tribunal by the presiding Aedilis Curulis.
  • 3. Ex parte Communications. No party or witness shall communicate, except with the permission of the presiding Aedilis Curulis, with any other party or witness regarding the dispute from the opening of the hearing until the final determination has been made.
  • 4. Continuance. The presiding Aedilis Curulis may adjourn and continue a hearing for a period up to a nundinum at the request of a party or at his discretion.
  • 5. Waiver and Stipulation. Parties shall have the right to waive their portion of the procedures of sections VI.G.2 of this edictum. Parties may stipulate by agreement to facts.
  • 6. Termination by Settlement. If, prior to final determination and with the consent of the presiding Aedilis Curulis, the parties agree to settle their dispute outside the arbitration, the tribunal shall be dismissed and the aribtration terminated. No dispute terminated by settlement may be resubmitted for arbitration.
H. Deliberation and Determination
  • 1. Upon completion of the hearing, the tribunal shall retire to deliberate privately. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall accompany them to rule on points of law and chair their deliberation. Unless also a arbiter under IV.A.5 of this edictum, the presiding Aedilis Curulis shall not vote on the final determination of the arbitration.
  • 2. Determination of the arbitration shall be a vote to accept or reject (1) the actor's claim and (2) the actor's award in the formula presented by the presiding Aedilis Curulis. Determination of the arbitration shall be on preponderance of the evidence by a majority vote of the arbitri. Abstentions shall be counted as votes against the claim or award of the actor.
-a. If the actor's claim is accepted, the award specified in the formula must be made in accordance with the formula.
-b. The tribunal is not obligated to give an award, even if a determination has been made, unless otherwise specified in the formula of the presiding Aedilis Curulis.
  • 3. The determination shall be given to the presiding Aedilis Curulis for notification of the parties.
I. Award.

The amount of award shall be determined by the tribunal in accordance with the presiding Aedilis Curulis' formula, but shall not exceed the amount claimed for relief in the request for arbitration. The award shall be paid from the pignus of the reus and the pignus of the actor returned. In the event that the pignus of the reus has been waived by the Aediles Curules, the reus shall have one nundinum to surrender the appropriate pignus to the Quaestor of the presiding Aedilis Curulis. A reus who refuses to surrender the pignus within this time limit shall be subject to prosecution before the Praetor for fraud and obstruction of justice.

J. Costs and Fines
  • 1. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall recover from the parties such receipted costs for communications, copying, exhibits, and the like as are reasonable. a. In the event that a party shall dispute the recovery, the matter shall be referred to the presiding Aedilis Curulis' aedlician colleague for decision; his decision shall be final.
  • 2. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall be empowered to fine any party or advocatus who violates the procedures of the arbitration. The fine shall not exceed twenty-five U.S. dollars ($25.00) per violation.
-a. In the event that a party or advocatus shall dispute the fine, the matter shall be referrerd to the presiding Aedilis Curulis' aedlician colleague for decision; his decision shall be final.
-b. Fines must be paid within two nundina of their imposition. Failure to pay a fine will result in prosecution before the Praetor for obstruction of justice.
  • 3. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall be empowered to fine any defaulting party up to the amount of the pignus, as well as awarding the pignus to the non-defaulting party.
-a. In the event that a party dispute the fine, the matter shall be referrerd to the presiding Aedilis Curulis' aedlician colleague for decision; his decision shall be final.
-b. Fines must be paid within two nundina of their imposition. Failure to pay a fine will result in prosecution before the Praetor for obstruction of justice.
K. Exclusion of Liability.

The parties shall exclude Nova Roma, the presiding Aedilis Curulis, and arbitri from any legal liability arising from the arbitration.

L. Waiver of Defamation.

The parties shall agree to waive any action for defamation arising from sworn testimony or admitted written evidence in the hearing.

M. Default.

A party shall be held in default if that party fails to follow the procedures directed in this edictum, to provide requested documents or testimony, or acts to disrupt or evade the agreed upon arbitration. In the event that a party shall default, the presiding Aedilis Curulis shall determine that the non-defaulting party has prevailed and shall award reflief in accordance with IV.I of this edictum. A defaulting party may be fined by the presiding Aedilis Curulis.

N. Appeals
  • 1. To Consular or Praetorian Jurisdiction. As a condition of arbitration, the parties shall agree not to attempt to invoke consular or praetorian jurisdiction over the arbitration.
  • 2. To Comitia Centuriata. Appeal of a binding arbitration may be made by either party only to the Comitia Centuriata and only on grounds of a serious procedural error in the arbitration. The Comitia Centuriata shall conduct trial as an appellate court in case of such an appeal.
O. Intercessio
  • 1. Tribunician or superior curule intercessio may be applied to any procedure in abritration in accordance with the Constitution of Nova Roma. Such an intercessio shall terminate the aribtration without prejudice.
  • 2. As a condition of arbitration, the parties shall agree not to seek tribunician or superior curule intercessio over the arbitration.

Appendix I

The following text is the agreement to accept binding arbitration which must be executed by actor and reus in accordance with I.B of this edictum:

AGREEMENT TO ACCEPT BINDING ARBITRATION

The undersigned party at interest in the matter of ______________________________________________ agrees to submit the dispute now pending with ________________________________________ to binding arbitration under the Aedilician Edictum on Binding Arbitration of Commercial Disputes of Nova Roma.

The party agrees that a tribunal of arbiters appointed by a Aedilis Curulis of Nova Roma will serve as arbitrators and decide the matter.

The party agrees that the Edictum Aedilicium de Interdicto Restitutorio per Formulam Arbitrariam of Nova Roma shall govern all rules of all proceedings related to this arbitration.

The party agrees that the tribunal's award is binding in all respects upon all parties and may be entered as a final judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.

The party agrees that the tribunal shall hear and determine the controversy on the evidence submitted. The presiding Aedilis Curulis shall have ultimate responsibility to determine the relevancy and admissibility of all evidence and to submit the formula. The party agrees that the hearing and all other procedures will be conducted in accordance with the Edictum Aedilicium de Interdicto Restitutorio per Formulam Arbitrariam of Nova Roma. Any party who proceeds through the arbitration after knowledge that any provision or requirement of this edictum has not been complied with or fails to object in writing, shall be deemed to have waived the objection. The undersigned party agrees that should any party violate this agreement, that party shall indemnify Nova Roma and the non-violating party for any and all resulting costs.

This agreement for binding arbitration may be executed in several counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which shall be considered one and the same valid and enforceable agreement.

Actor/Reus:_______________________________________________

Witness:_______________________________________________

Date:_______________________________________________

Presiding Aedilis Curulis:_________________________________________

Date:_______________________________________________

Appendix II

The following text is the oath which each arbiter shall take before undertaking his duties:

I, [legal and Roman names], do hereby solemnly swear to accept the office of arbiter and perform the duties of that office fairly and impartially and to accept neither favour nor compensation for my determination of this arbitration. On my honour as a citizen and in the presence of the Gods and Goddesses of the Roman people and by their will and favour I undertake this oath. [Arbitri of religions other than the Religio Romana may specify the deity/deities in whose presence the oath is undertaken, or if atheist, on his or her honour alone].

The following text is the oath which a citizen actor shall take in the request for arbitration:

I, [legal and Roman names], do hereby solemnly swear that the claim I have made in my request for arbitration is true to the best of my knowledge and that I have made a good-faith effort to resolve the matter in dispute before requesting arbitration. On my honour as a citizen and in the presence of the Gods and Goddesses of the Roman people and by their will and favour I undertake this oath. [Citizens of religions other than the Religio Romana may specify the deity/deities in whose presence the oath is undertaken, or if atheist on his or her honour alone].

The following text is the oath which a peregrine actor shall take in the request for arbitration:

I, [legal name], do hereby solemnly swear that the claim I have made in my request for arbitration is true to the best of my knowledge and that I have made a good-faith effort to resolve the matter in dispute before requesting arbitration. On my honour and in the presence of the Gods and Goddesses of the Roman people I undertake this oath. [Peregrines of religions other than the Religio Romana may specify the deity/deities in whose presence the oath is undertaken or, if atheist, on his or her honour alone].

The following text is the oath which a citizen reus shall take in the reply to the request for arbitration:

I, [legal and Roman names], do hereby solemnly swear that the claim I have made in my reply to the request for arbitration is true to the best of my knowledge. On my honour as a citizen and in the presence of the Gods and Goddesses of the Roman people and by their will and favour I undertake this oath. [Citizens of religions other than the Religio Romana may specify the deity/deities in whose presence the oath is undertaken, or if atheist, on his or her honour alone].

The following text is the oath which a peregrine reus shall take in the reply to the request for arbitration:

I, [legal name], do hereby solemnly swear that the claim I have made in my reply to the request for arbitration is true to the best of my knowledge. On my honour and in the presence of the Gods and Goddesses of the Roman people I undertake this oath. [Peregrines of religions other than the Religio Romana may specify the deity/deities in whose presence the oath is undertaken, or if atheist, on his or her honour alone].

The following text is the oath which a citizen witness shall take in the reply to the request for arbitration:

I, [legal and Roman names], do hereby solemnly swear that the evidence I shall give is true and that I have neither received nor shall receive compensation for my testimony. On my honour as a citizen and in the presence of the Gods and Goddesses of the Roman people and by their will and favour I undertake this oath. [Citizens of religions other than the Religio Romana may specify the deity/deities in whose presence the oath is undertaken, or if atheist, on his or her honour alone].

The following text is the oath which a peregrine witness shall take in the reply to the request for arbitration:

I, [legal name], do hereby solemnly swear that the evidence I shall give is true and that I have neither received nor shall receive compensation for my testimony. On my honour and in the presence of the Gods and Goddesses of the Roman people and by their will and favour I undertake this oath. [Peregrines of religions other than the Religio Romana may specify the deity/deities in whose presence the oath is undertaken, or if atheist, on his or her honour alone].

Edictum aedilicium de commercio iusto

Since the establishment of the office of Aedilis Curulis in antiquity, the Aediles Curules have been charged with maintaining fair and just business practices within the marketplaces of Roma. Nova Roman citizens deserve the same assurances of fair dealing as their fellow Roman citizens of antiquity, and promise of redress in the event of grievance. Therefore,

  • I. Any Nova Roman citizen may seek justice from the Aediles Curules in the event they feel they have been dealt with unfairly in any marketplace operating under the authority of Nova Roma.
  • II. Marketplaces under this edict include world wide web based businesses operated by members of the Ordo Equester, businesses operating at sponsored Nova Roma events, and any other business activity carried out with express knowledge that Nova Roma citizens are involved, whether by Nova Roma citizens or by associates who knowingly do business with Nova Roma.
  • III. The Aediles Curules shall examine charges brought by citizens, and shall determine whether an investigation into the charges and specifications is warranted. The Aediles Curules shall accept complaints only from parties to the instant business transaction, unless the complainant can show direct financial damage as result of the failure to meet obligations by a third party (e.g., as in a merchant whose supply of product is adversely affected by

the failure of another merchant to meet an obligation to a supplier upon whom the first merchant depends).

  • IV. If in the process of investigation a settlement agreeable to the parties can be reached, the matter will be closed.
  • V. The Aediles Curules may offer binding arbitration as a dispute resolution method.
  • VI. If investigation of a charge reveals probable default of obligation, no settlement can be reached by the parties, and one or more of the parties refuses binding arbitration, the Aediles Curules shall accept a petitio actionis, a formal charge of default of obligation, from the actor (the complainant) against the reus (the defendant). The Aediles Curules shall convene an Aedilician Court to hear arguments from the parties and render a judgment. If the actor of the petitio actionis shall refuse to appear or present argument, the actio will be dismissed. If the reus of the petitio actionis shall refuse to appear or present argument, a default judgment shall be issued in favour of the actor. The rules of procedure for such Aedilician Courts shall be those of Lex Salicia Iudiciaria, excepting that the tribunal of iudices shall consist of the Aediles Curules and the roles prescribed therein for the praetor shall be undertaken by the Aediles Curules. The penalties for conviction in the Aedilician Court shall be specified in the Aediles' formula and may include:
-A. Full restitution of the sought amount or merchandise;
-B. Damages not to exceed twice the value of the disputed merchanise or service;
-C. Denial of the privilege of advertising in the Macellum;
-D. Request to the Censores for removal from the Ordo Equester;
-E. Request to the Censores for a nota affecting other iures civiles, including honores (the right to hold office) and suffragium (the right to vote in the Comitia).

Judgments of the Aedilician Court are public records and will be announced publicly. Judgments of the Aedilician Court shall be subject to appropriate intercessio and may be appealed to the Comitia Populi Tributa. Notice of appeal must be given within seventy-two hours of issue of the judgment.

  • VII. In cases where a prima facie case for criminal wrongdoing can be made, the Aediles Curules shall remand the petitio actionis to the praetores for action under the Lex Salicia Poenalis and, in those cases where macronational law is involved, to the local civil authorities.
  • VIII. This edictum becomes effective immediately.

Given under our hands the nones of January 2759 a.u.c. (5 January A.D. 2006) in the consulship of Gaius Fabius Buteo Modianus and Pompeia Minucia-Tiberia Strabo.

C. Equitius Cato and T. Iulius Sabinus

Edictum TIS IV de cohors Sabina praemium

I, Titus Iulius Sabinus, curule aedile, reward my Cohors, for the Ludi Megalenses well organized events, with the cognomen " Pia Fidelis ".

This cognomen, is allocate to my Cohors yahoo group, not to the individuals, and, without consequences to their Nova Roman names. The cognomen represent, in the antic roman tradition way, my respect for my cohors dedication. This edict is valid as time as I am the leader of the cohors and the yahoo group "Cohors Sabina" owner.

This edict is effective imediately.

Given under my hand this 15th day of April 2759 a.U.c ( 15 April 2006 ) Datum sub manu mea a.d.XVII Kal. Maias MMDCCLIX ab Urbe condita.

In the consulship of Gaius Fabius Buteo Modianus and Pompeia Minucia-Tiberia Strabo. Gaio Fabio Buteone Modiano Pompeia Minucia-Tiberia Strabone consulibus.

Edictum GEC de creatione scribarum

Ex hoc edicto civem scribam meum una cum officiis privilegiisque omnibus praescriptis legibus Novae Romae designo. Lucius Fidelius Graecus scriba creatur.

Ius iurandum dare non poscetur. Hoc edictum statim valet.

Datum sub manibus meis nonis Ianuariis MMDCCLIX ab urbe condita (anno Domini 2006) Gaio Fabio Buteone Modiano Pompeia Minucia Strabone consulibus.

Edictum GEC de creatione scribarum

Ex hoc edicto, cives scribas meos una cum officiis privilegiisque omnibus praescriptis legibus Novae Romae designo. Gaius Vipsanius Agrippa et Marcus Lucretius Agricola scribae creantur. Ius iurandum non dare poscentur.

Hoc edictum statim valet.

Datum sub manu mea postridie Kalendas Ianuarius MMDCCLIX ab urbe condita Gaio Fabio Buteone Modiano Pompeia Minucia Strabone consulibus.


On the Naming of Scribae:

I hereby appoint the following citizens as my scribae, together with all the obligations and privileges prescribed by the laws of Nova Roma. Gaius Vipsanius Agrippa and Marcus Lucretius Agricola are appointed scribae. They shall not be required to make any kind of oath.

This edict is effective immediately.

Given under my hand this second day of January 2759 a.u.c (A.D. 2006) in the consulship of Gaius Fabius Buteo Modianus and Pompeia Minucia-Tiberia Strabo.

Edictum GEC de creatione scribarum

Ex hoc edicto, cives scribas meos una cum officiis privilegiisque omnibus praescriptis legibus Novae Romae designo. Marcus Cassius Phillipus et Sextus Pontius Pilatus Barbatus scribae creantur. Ius iurandum dare non poscentur.

Hoc edictum statim valet.

Datum sub manu mea nonis Ianuariis MMDCCLIX ab urbe condita (anno Domini 2006) Gaio Fabio Buteoni Modiano Pompeia Minucia-Tiberia Straboni consulibus.


On the Naming of Scribae:

I hereby appoint the following citizens as my scribae, together with all the obligations and privileges prescribed by the laws of Nova Roma. Marcus Cassius Phillipus and Sextus Pontius Pilatus Barbatus are appointed scribae. They shall not be required to make any kind of oath.

This edict is effective immediately.

Given under my hand the nones of January 2759 a.u.c (A.D. 2006) in the consulship of Gaius Fabius Buteo Modianus and Pompeia Minucia-Tiberia Strabo.

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