Senate (Nova Roma)
The Senate of Nova Roma is a council where a select few citizens, mostly former or current magistrates, can discuss the state of the Republic and issue statements on what course of action they perceive most beneficial. These may be advisory or decisive in nature, the latter mostly in regards to appointments. It is said by Polybian theorists to represent the element of Oligarchy in the Roman political equilibrium.
Senators (album senatorium)
The senators and their status
Current consuls, praetors, censors and appointed senators are members of the Nova Roman Senate. Senators are appointed by the censors. The list of senators is regularly revised by the censors, but senators are only removed if they bring the Senate into disrepute.
Present and former holders of higher magistracies are not necessarily senators but have the right to participate in meetings of the Senate (the ius sententiae) by virtue of their office. A person who holds a higher magistracy will normally become a senator after his term of office.
Tribunes of the plebs are entitled to attend the sessions of the Senate but don't have the ius sententiae unless they are senators.
The decisions appointing new senators
Apart exceptional times when new senators may be appointed by a dictator, such an appointment is made by both censors.
The Censorial edicts on Senate appointments will provide most of these decisions.
The current album senatorium
The current senators are in order of senatorial rank :
|1. De. Iunius Palladius Invictus||Princeps Sen.||Nova Britannia|
|2. A. Tullia Scholastica||Mediatlantica|
|3. Ti. Galerius Paulinus||Censor||Mediatlantica|
|4. C. Popillius Laenas||America Austrorientalis|
|5. T. Iulius Sabinus||Dacia|
|6. L. Cornelius Sulla Felix||Consul||America Austroccidentalis|
|7. M. Minucius Audens||Nova Britannia|
|8. P. Ullerius Stephanus Venator||Lacus Magni|
|9. Cn. Iulius Caesar||Censor||Canada Ulterior|
|10. Q. Fabius Maximus||California|
|11. C. Equitius Cato||Mediatlantica|
|12. C. Petronius Dexter||Gallia|
|13. Q. Suetonius Paulinus||Canada Occidentalis|
|14. C. Vipsanius Agrippa||Canada Occidentalis|
The following three senatores were suspended a.d. X Kal. Quin. ‡ because of not paying taxes:
- C. Flavius Diocletianus, senator censorius, Germania
- M. Curiatius Complutensis, senator consularis, Hispania
- M. Iulius Perusianus, senator praetorius, Italia
The ius sententiae dicendae
Those who sit and vote in the Senate by right of ius sententiae dicendae granted under the lex Popillia senatoria.
|1. C. Aemilius Crassus||Praetor||Hispania|
|2. M. Cassius Julianus||Censorius||Nova Britannia|
|3. L. Equitius Cincinnatus Augur||Censorius||Mediatlantica|
|4. C. Tullius Valerianus Germanicus||Consularis||America Austroccidentalis|
|5. M. Cornelius Gualterus Graecus||Praetorius||Lacus Magni|
|6. Sta. Cornelia Valeriana Iuliana Aeternia||Praetoria||America Austroccidentalis|
Organization of the senatorial work
The Senate takes its senatus consulta in plenary sessions. In order to prepare them, it may work in committees. They are ordinarily several sessions a year. Nevertheless, the sessions depend on their convocation by a presiding magistrate.
See the Senate procedures
Senate plenary sessions
The Sessions of the Senate are reported here, with every senatus consulta discussed, passed or rejected.
Senate standing committees
- The Senate Civic Education Committee
- The Senate Communications Committee
- The Senate Finance Committee
- The Senate Policy Committee
- The Senate Public Enterprise Committee
Senate working committees
Current activity of the Senate
The Senate agenda gives to you access to the items currently discussed by the Senate, or going to be.
The Senate Handbook will provide for you all the rules applicable to the Senate.
Roman senate: the Senate in antiquity.