Oppidum Urbs Romae (Nova Roma)

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Urbs Romae is a local subdivision of the Italia Nova Roma and represent the Nova Roman community of the citizens who live in the city of Rome, and in the "Provincia di Roma" area.

The official website of the Oppidum Urbs Romae: http://nrurbs.wordpress.com/



The Urbs Romae rules are stipulated by the Lex Fabia de Oppidis et Municipiis and Foedus de constitutione civitatis Urbis Romae, the last one approved by Praefectus Italiae Franciscus Apulus Caesar with Edictum Propraetoricium XV de Urbe Romae rata Habenda


Aediles Urbis

Marcus Quirinus Sulla
Titus Claudius Collatinus
Marcus Quirinus Sulla
Gaius Ianus Flaminius
Marcus Iulius Perusianus
Domitius Constantinus Fuscus
Domitius Constantinus Fuscus
Flavius Quirinus Albanus
Marcus Iulius Perusianus
Domitius Constantinus Fuscus

Album Civium

Tabularium

Foedus de constitutione civitatis Urbis Romae

Prefatio.

The Nova Roman community of the citizens who live in the city of Rome, and in the "Provincia di Roma" area, is established with this foedus, and now onward officially called "Urbs". This foedus is given to the Propraetor Provinciae Italiae Novae Romae, the Urbs being a local subdivision of this province.

I. Membership.

1. Any Nova Roma citizen who lives inside the geographical limits established by this foedus shall be admitted to the Urbs, after submitting a formal request to the local magistrates, personally asked during one of the periodical meetings of the citizens of the Urbs.
2. Loss of the Nova Roman citizenship shall involve loss of membership in the Urbs.
3. Should one citizen consecutively miss three periodical Urbs meetings, he or she might be cancelled from the Album Civium. This decision is up to one of the Aediles Urbis.

II. Geographical limits.

1. Limits are the same of "Provincia di Roma", administrative subdivision of "Regione Lazio" and of "Repubblica Italiana" (Republic of Italy).

III. Documents

1.The following documents shall be instituted:
a. Album Civium (rolls of the citizens), also electronic, that lists the names of the citizens of Nova Roma who are also members of the Urbs. After a new subscription or delete of a citizen, the Album Civium shall be updated within a maximum of 10 days.
b. Tabularium (law repository), also electronic, to keep the local laws approved by the local comitia and the edicta issued by local magistrates. After the approval or emanation of a new local law, the Tabularium shall be updated within a maximum of 10 days.
2. These documents shall be kept by a citizen temporary named by the Propraetor Provinciae Italiae Novae Romae, until a suited citizen is appointed for this duty and maintenance rules set.

IV. Institutions and magistrates.

1. The following organisms of this community are hereby instituted :
a. Comitia Urbis, the general assembly of all the citizens of the Urbs.
b. The Aediles Urbis, regularly and elected every year.
c. Scribae (secretaries), in the number of one for each local magistrate, appointed on his personal choice.
d. Other offices might be created to cover specific duties by the Comitia Urbis, as explained at point VII.

V. Comitia Urbis.

1. The comitia shall elect all the local magistrates and enact leges binding upon the members of the local community.
2. All the members of the Urbs shall have the right to speak and vote in the comitia.
3. Voting in the comitia shall require physical presence of the voter in the place where the "comitia " is being held. Deputy is not admitted.
4. The comitia shall be called to order by edictum at least once every three months for informational sessions, inside the territory of the Urbs.

VI. Aediles Urbis.

1. The Aediles Urbis shall be collegial magistracies composed of two members of equal power. They are the highest magistrates in the Urbs.
2. The Aediles Urbis:
  • call the local comitia to order;
  • maintain the local album civium;
  • maintain the tabularium

appoint scribae to assist with administrative and other tasks, as they shall see fit.

3. To carry out their tasks they:
  • issue edicta;
  • announce intercessio against another local magistrate of equal or lesser authority.
4. The Aediles Urbis shall be elected by the Comitia Urbis in a period between January 1st and February 28th of each year and they are appointed on March 1st.
5. The elections procedures shall be settled by the Comitia Urbis.

VII. Minor magistrates.

1. Other magistrates might be appointed by the Comitia Urbis until a maximum number of one third of the entire population of the Urbs.
2. The Comitia Urbis shall set their functions, their power and procedures to appoint and elect these magistrates, at the moment of their creation. All the magistrates so created might be vetoed by the Aediles Urbis.

VIII. Edicta Aedilum Urbis.


1. The Aediles Urbis accomplish to their functions on their own, by emanating Edicta.
2. The Edicta shall be effective one week after their publication made by the proposing Aedile, and they might be vetoed during this period.
3. The Edicta might be submitted to the vote of the comitia on an initiative of either the not proposing Aedile or of one quarter of the citizens.
4. The Edicta shall be kept in the Tabularium.

IX. Intercessio.

1. Each Aedile Urbis shall use the power given by the intercessio (veto) on his colleague and on a minor magistrate.
2. Regarding an Edictum, the use of an intercessio is limited within the following seven days since the publication of the subject of the intercessio.
3. The act which is under intercessio might be submitted to vote of the comitia, following an initiative of either the proposing magistrate or of a quarter of the citizens.

X. Legal precedence.

1. Leges approved by the Comitia Urbis and edicta issued by local magistrates shall take a lower precedence than the Constitution and laws of Nova Roma, the Senatus Consulta of the Senate of Nova Roma, the edicta of magistrates of Nova Roma (including the provincial governor), and the decreta of the pontifical and augural colleges of Nova Roma.
2. Leges approved by the Comitia Urbis shall have precedence over edicta of local magistrates.
3. The acts of the minor magistrates are under the authority of the leges of Comitia Urbis and of the Aediles Urbis.

XI. Mailing List.

The mailing list of the Urbs for official communications from the local magistrates shall be the Yahoo Mailing List_NR_Urbs, on: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nr_Urbs

XII. Members.

1. At the moment of the constitution of the Urbs, the following Nova Roman citizens are members of the Urbs, having requested its membership, and under the requirements described at the point I.1.
  • Aurelia Iulia Pulchra
  • Caius Iulius Marius
  • Domitius Constantinus Fuscus
  • Flavius Quirinus Albanus
  • Marcus Iulius Perusianus

XIII. Modifications.

1. The rules written in this foedus are modifiable with a lex voted by the Comitia Urbis, which content is previously published on a convocation edictum, which had at least an approval of two thirds of the expressed votes.
2. Updated rules shall be under the regulation previously written at point X.1 of this foedus.

DABAM ROMAE a.d. XIII Kal. Dec. K. Fabio T. Labieno cos. MMDCCLVI a.u.c.

Signed by the above mentioned Nova Roman citizens.

Conventi

Roman National Museum
Therme of Caracalla
Presentation of "Tusculum Latina"
Villa Quintili
Dinner to Tiberine Island
First official meeting

Projects

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