Provincia Canada (Nova Roma)
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About our Provincia
Here in Canada, in the “frozen north”, we may not have the benefit of being born in the shadows of Rome itself, a Roman city or a Roman colonia and of strolling in our formative years amongst these ruins. We may be lacking in the great visual reminders of the Pax Romana but in our museums, libraries, art galleries, theatres, and bookshops, as well as in the architecture of some of our older buildings, we can find fragments of Ancient Rome. From these sources we can draw the inspiration necessary to build a Nova Roman community.
To be Nova Roman is to express one’s allegiance not to a nation but to the idea of Rome, and while nations may rise and fall this idea will endure. So what are we? We are individuals, we are (to name but a few) Britons, French, Germans, Americans, Canadians, Spaniards, Brazilians, and of course Italians.
The commonality that we all have inside us is the spirit of Ancient Rome, which transcends time, distance and nationality. We are the product of our nation and will ever remain so. We must always be ready to answer any call of duty made upon us, while at the same time, and without any contradiction, owe allegiance to the inner spirit of Romanitas that we have made our creed.
We are united as citizens of the mind and spirit, owing allegiance to the memory of the immemorial river of Roman culture that survived the fall of the Empire and transcended into the most unconquerable of all states of existence, an idea.
Nova Roma is our expression of that idea. It is less than a nation but its foundation, Ancient Rome, will survive longer than any nation. Nova Roma itself may yet fail and pass into the shadows, but the idea of Rome will continue to march through time, uniting at least some of the citizens of the nations that were born from its ruins, and even some of those from areas that never lived under the Pax Romana.Quick links: Our Facebook Forum - Our History - Provincial Events - Administration
The praetorium is the 'government' of our provincia. It consists of the governor (the specific title of which can vary) and his or her staff. The governor is chosen by and is responsible to the Senate of Nova Roma. The governor then chooses their own staff. The composition of the praetorium can vary widely throughout Nova Roma. Some provincae are relatively small and unilingual, while others span several countries and languages. Governors are given the flexibility they need to ensure the continued growth and success of their provinces.
Provincia Canada is still under rebuilding after the unification of the two former Canadian provinces of Nova Roma, and we invite you to contact the governor if you want to get involved in the building of the community!Quick Links: Edicts of the governors
In terms of physical geography, Provincia Canada is vast. It comprises two former provinces of Nova Roma which were united because they were not producing enough activity on their own. Western Canada was called Provincia Canada Ulterior (previously Canada Occidentalis), eastern Canada was Provincia Canada Citerior (earlier Canada Orientalis). Covering a total area of over 9,9 million km², our provincia is almost twice larger than the Roman Empire at its height (5.9 million km²). The history of settlement in western Canada accounts for the concentration of most of the population in and around a relatively small number of cities. At present eight urban areas account for almost 60% of the population, with an estimated population density of about 1.5 people per km².Quick links: Old page of Canadia Ulterior - Old page of Canadia Citerior - Local Communities
Our first charted local community was established in Edmonton.
In Montreal, Nova Roman Canada has a provincial office and conference room open for all citizens for community events.
Our province has a Roman numismatics project offering presentation to citizens and to all interested in Roman numismatics.We would like to build up a provincial legion, and volunteers are wanted!