Session LIII 15 October 2757

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This is a report of a session of the Nova Roma Senate of Id. Oct. , Cn. Salice Cn. Equitio cos. MMDCCLVII a.u.c..


Senate action for 15 October 2757 as posted in the “old Tabularium” Tiberius Galerius Paulinus, Censor 9 August 2761 A.V.C.


Senate Voting Results published on 15 October 2757

Tribunus Plebis Tiberius Galerius Paulinus Omnibus SPD

This session of the Senate is closed and the votes have been tallied as follows:

This session of the Senate was held from noon in Roma, I Oct (the Kalends), until dusk in Roma, VIII Oct (the Nones). Voting begin immediately thereafter, and lasted until dusk in Roma on XV Oct (the Ides).

The results were officially published by the presiding Consul Gnaeus Equitius Marinus on the Senate list on October 15, 2757 (10/15/2004).

The following Senators cast votes. They are referred to below by a code composed by their initials:

  • GnEM - Gn. Equitius Marinus
  • GnSA - Gn. Salix Astur
  • CFQ - C. Fabius Quintilianus
  • PC - Patricia Cassia
  • GPL-Gaius Popillius Laenas
  • MM-TA - M. Minucius-Tiberius Audens
  • AICPM - Alexander I.C. Probus Macedonicus
  • FAC - Fr. Apulus Caesar
  • MOG-M. Octavius Germanicus
  • LSA - L. Sergius Australicus
  • QFM-Q. Fabius Maximus
  • ATMC - Ap. Tullius Marcellus Cato
  • MAM - M. Arminius Maior
  • AGG - A. Gryllus Graecus
  • LECA - L. Equitius Cincinnatus Augur
  • CFD - C. Flavius Diocletianus
  • DIPI - D. Iunius Palladius Invictus
  • TLF - T. Labienus Fortunatus
  • GMM - G. Marius Merullus -
  • MCJ - M. Cassius Iulianus

These four Senators did not to vote:

  • LCSF- Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix
  • LSD-Lucius Sicinius Drusus
  • DIS - D. Iunius Silanus
  • GON-Gnaeus Octavius Noricus

Remember that "VTI ROGAS" indicates a vote in favor of an item, "ANTIQUO" is a vote against, and "ABSTINEO" is an abstention. NV indicates no vote was cast for that item and according to Article 1 Section D of the Constitution: "This Constitution may be altered by law passed by the comitia centuriata; such alterations to this Constitution must be ratified by a vote of two-thirds of the entire Senate before they shall take effect."

Item I passes with 20 votes in favor 0 opposing and 0 abstentions:


The Senate ratifies the Lex Equitia de Constitutione Corrigenda, a constitutional amendment which corrects the spelling, grammar, and orthography of the current constitution without providing any change of meaning.

  • GnEM VTI ROGAS
  • GnSA VTI ROGAS
  • CFQ VTI ROGAS
  • PC VTI ROGAS
  • GPL VTI ROGAS
  • MM-TA VTI ROGAS
  • AICPM VTI ROGAS
  • FAC VTI ROGAS
  • MOG VTI ROGAS
  • LSA VTI ROGAS
  • QFM VTI ROGAS "This is something that has needed to be done for a long time."
  • ATMC VTI ROGAS
  • MAM VTI ROGAS
  • AGG VTI ROGAS
  • LECA VTI ROGAS
  • CFD VTI ROGAS
  • DIPI VTI ROGAS
  • TLF VTI ROGAS
  • GMM VTI ROGAS
  • MCJ VTI ROGAS

Item II passes with 17 votes in favor , 2 opposing and 1 abstentions


The Senate ratifies the Lex Equitia de Gentibus, a constitutional amendment which brings the rights of familiae, and the paters and maters of those familiae, more closely in line with the practices of Roma Antiqua.

  • GnEM VTI ROGAS
  • GnSA VTI ROGAS
  • CFQ VTI ROGAS
  • PC VTI ROGAS
  • GPL VTI ROGAS
  • MM-TA VTI ROGAS
  • AICPM VTI ROGAS
  • FAC VTI ROGAS
  • MOG VTI ROGAS
  • LSA VTI ROGAS
  • QFM ANTIQUO "While I applaud the spirit of the law, we are not ready, we won't be ready until 20 years. We have been under the old system six years. That isn't even a generation. Old Rome did not form families in six years, after the founding, why should we? Oh because we can. I realize this is just a symbolic protest, but still one that must be made".
  • ATMC VTI ROGAS "Bringing our institutions more in line with Roma Antiqua should always be our goal in my opinion, as long as it does not clash with the modern world to the point that it would be a bad move".
  • MAM VTI ROGAS
  • AGG VTI ROGAS
  • LECA VTI ROGAS
  • CFD VTI ROGAS
  • DIPI ABSTINEO
  • TLF VTI ROGAS
  • GMM ANTIQUO "Nego I am sorry but have to reverse myself on this lex. I understand that the gens-wide pater/materfamilias is not historically accurate, at least to the period that is Nova Roma's focus, but the institution is more useful to Nova Roma in this stage of our development than the alternative presented."
  • MCJ VTI ROGAS

Item III passes with 20 votes in favor 0 opposing and 0 abstentions


The Senate ratifies the Lex Equitia Galeria de Legibus Ex Post Factis, a constitutional amendment to prevent ex post facto laws.

  • GnEM VTI ROGAS
  • GnSA VTI ROGAS
  • CFQ VTI ROGAS
  • PC VTI ROGAS
  • GPL VTI ROGAS
  • MM-TA VTI ROGAS
  • AICPM VTI ROGAS
  • FAC VTI ROGAS
  • MOG VTI ROGAS
  • LSA VTI ROGAS
  • QFM VTI ROGAS
  • ATMC VTI ROGAS
  • MAM VTI ROGAS
  • AGG VTI ROGAS
  • LECA VTI ROGAS
  • CFD VTI ROGAS
  • DIPI VTI ROGAS
  • TLF VTI ROGAS
  • GMM VTI ROGAS
  • MCJ VTI ROGAS

Item IV passes with 19 votes in favor 0 opposing and 1 abstention


The Senate confirms Senator Patricia Cassia as Curatrix Aerarii (Financial Officer) for a period of two years, effective from the Kalends of Octobris. In the event that the Senate does not appoint another Curator Aerarii before Kal. Oct. 2759 auc, Patricia Cassia shall be eligible to act in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer of Nova Roma Inc. until the Senate reconfirms her or replaces her.

  • GnEM VTI ROGAS "With thanks to Senator Cassia for her long and faithful service to the republic as unofficial financial officer for many years"
  • GnSA VTI ROGAS "I also thank Senatrix Cassia for her willingness to continue helping our Res Publica."
  • CFQ VTI ROGAS "Patricia Cassia really acted in this capacity as my Vicaria Officinae Aerarii during my Consulship. I am glad to see her appointed this position so that we have a more formal stability in our financial work."
  • PC ABSTINEO
  • GPL VTI ROGAS
  • MM-TA VTI ROGAS
  • AICPM VTI ROGAS
  • FAC VTI ROGAS "I agree with the appointment of Illustrate Senatrix Patricia Cassia which served NR Inc. as well as possible. In any way I ask to the Senate to rulethis new Office."
  • MOG VTI ROGAS
  • LSA VTI ROGAS
  • QFM VTI ROGAS "Cassia has been doing this anyway, good she finally gets recognition."
  • ATMC VTI ROGAS "I wish our noble colleague all the best in this position. Extremely capable in my opinion, Senator Patricia Cassia will no doubt do an excellent job"
  • MAM VTI ROGAS
  • AGG VTI ROGAS
  • LECA VTI ROGAS
  • CFD VTI ROGAS
  • DIPI VTI ROGAS
  • TLF VTI ROGAS
  • GMM VTI ROGAS "I reverse myself again; I believe that it is preferable to transfer responsibility in all state spheres to annually elected magistrates, but at this stage in our development financial matters are better handled by a longer-serving officer. Thank you Patricia Cassia for carrying this burden for us."
  • MCJ VTI ROGAS

Item V passes with 20 votes in favor 0 opposing and 0 abstentions


The Senate acknowledges and approves the request from Provincia Hispania sent by Propraetor Lucius Didius Geminus Sceptius.

Salvete omnes, Illustris Senators et Consuls

I write this petition in order to fulfill the unanimous will of the Provincia Hispania about the 2003 created new Cultural Asociation in Spain named "Provincia Hispania de Nova Roma". This will consist in a formal recognition of the Senate and the Consuls of such Asociation as part of Nova Roma. Such recognition will also be the recognition of our standards of working and our internal procedures that affect the day-to-day of novaroman affairs and that are imposed by the Spanish laws.

As some of you know, in Hispania, in order to make a dynamical Province, we elect a candidate for presentation to the Senate as the next year's propraetor, and upon Senate confirmation this person acts as the President of the Asociation in the Kingdom of Spain. Besides, the Legatus and Scribae are choosen too between those candidates that has the will to serve our Res Publica in the Province, being then appointed by the Propraetor/President, as she/he follows the will of the Province/Asociation. Thus the composition of our Provincial Government is the composition of the Board of Managers of the Asociation. The Propraetor is the President. The Legatus Internis the Treasurer, and the Aedilis Sociorum our Secretary. Then we have a number of Decurii or Vocals of the Board that advices the Government, while at last there is the General Assembly where all the citizens/members of the Asociation choose the officers told above.

We in Hispania has also too many people in the Album Gentium who doesn't pariticipate too much in the day-to-day affairs of the Province, but also a lot of people who wants to join the Asociation without being part of Nova Roma. This dual nature makes us strongers because the people who doesn't join us via Nova Roma, does via the Asociation. And I would like to say, this model works and the Senate should think about what's going on with Nova Roma, its Gens System, the recruitment policies and further loyalties of the citizens (Being active part of Nova Roma, not just another empty name in the Album Gentium).

With this Asociation, Hispania wants to make real his duty in the front of Nova Roma and specially in the front of Hispania. Being a Cultural Asociation makes us more capable to get grants and aids from governments in order to make different actions. We are currently working in a campaign to preserve and protect the romans remainings of the Oppidum Complutum, in Madrid. We also will start in a few months a campaign in schools where lectures will be given to the scholars in order to make them now about Rome and its heritage. Culture, Religion, Language, Military, Society...

I encourage the wise members of this chamber to vote for this recognition that implies the recognition of our procedures imposed by law and by use, because this will tighten the relation of Nova Roma with one of his most enthusiastic Provinces, Hispania. I ask then the recognition of our spanish Asociation "Provincia Hispania de Nova Roma" as part of Nova Roma.

vale bene in pace deorum

L·DIDIVS·GEMINVS·SCEPTIVS PROPRAETOR·HISPANIAE

  • GnEM VTI ROGAS "With thanks to Propraetor Sceptius for his willingness to work with the Senate and acknowledge the Senate's preeminence in this matter."
  • GnSA VTI ROGAS
  • CFQ VTI ROGAS "I think the future lies in such official approval of the formal national acknowledgement of our Provinciae to strengthen the international organization that is Nova Roma."
  • PC VTI ROGAS
  • GPL VTI ROGAS
  • MM-TA VTI ROGAS
  • AICPM VTI ROGAS
  • FAC VTI ROGAS "In my personal opinion this is wonderful way to improve the local activities of the Novae Romae Provinciae about the national public and academic institutions, the recruitment of new citizens and the care of the old members. This is an interesting way too for the future of Nova Roma moving to the financing cultural programs by the European Union".
  • MOG VTI ROGAS
  • LSA VTI ROGAS
  • QFM VTI ROGAS "After reading the revisions, I now approve".
  • ATMC VTI ROGAS
  • MAM VTI ROGAS
  • AGG VTI ROGAS
  • LECA "After the revisions," VTI ROGAS
  • CFD VTI ROGAS
  • DIPI VTI ROGAS
  • TLF VTI ROGAS
  • GMM VTI ROGAS
  • MCJ VTI ROGAS

Item VI passes with 19 votes in favor 0 opposing and 1 abstentions


The Senate relieves Gaius Lanius Falco as Propraetor of provincia Nova Brittania, and appoints Senator Marcus Minucius-Tiberius Audens as Proconsul of provincia Nova Brittania, to serve as such until Kal. Marti 2758 auc (2005 CE). GnEM VTI ROGAS "With thanks to Senator Audens for volunteering to take up the duties of proconsul once again."

  • GnSA VTI ROGAS
  • CFQ VTI ROGAS "With Provincia Nova Britannia in the hands of Senator Marcus Audens I think we will see the provincia find a good way into the hands of a future Governor"
  • PC VTI ROGAS "Audens has served honorably in this capacity before, and I appreciate his willingness to take it on again."
  • GPL VTI ROGAS
  • MM-TA ABSTINEO
  • AICPM VTI ROGAS
  • FAC VTI ROGAS "Senator Audens showed in the past his skills, the best choice for the Provincia Nova Britannia."
  • MOG VTI ROGAS
  • LSA VTI ROGAS
  • QFM VTI ROGAS "Audens knows the job well, though I still object to that a historical nomen"
  • ATMC VTI ROGAS "Our honorable colleague, Senator Marcus Minucius-Tiberius Audens will certainly do an excellent job as Proconsul. A more experienced, capable person would be difficult if not impossible to find.
  • MAM VTI ROGAS
  • AGG VTI ROGAS
  • LECA VTI ROGAS "though I still object to that unhistorical, un-roman nomen. Mars nos protegas!
  • CFD VTI ROGAS
  • DIPI VTI ROGAS
  • TLF VTI ROGAS
  • GMM VTI ROGAS
  • MCJ VTI ROGAS

cura ut valeas,


Tiberius Galerius Paulinus Tribunus Plebis

15 October 2757

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