Oath of Office


(Issued by Consul Decius Iunius Palladius 9/7/99)

I, Decius Iunius Palladius, Consul of Nova Roma hereby issue the following edict,binding on all citizens who assume *any* magistracy of Nova Roma, whether elected orappointed, from the date of this edict onward.

The following oath must be taken publicly (defined as in the public forums of NovaRoma--the forum board or the list) before someone elected or appointed to any magistracycan assume his or her office.

I, __(enter legal and Roman name here)____________ do hereby solemnly swear to uphold the honor of Nova Roma, and to act always in the best interests of the people and the Senate of Nova Roma.

As a magistrate of Nova Roma, I, _______________________ swear to honor the Gods and Goddesses of Rome in my public dealings, and to pursue the Roman Virtues in my public and private life.

I, ___________ swear to uphold and defend the Religio Romana as the State Religion of Nova Roma and swear never to act in a way that would threaten its status as the State Religion.

I, _____________________ swear to protect and defend the Constitution of Nova Roma.

I, _____________________ further swear to fulfill the obligations and responsibilities of the office of  ______________ to the best of my abilities.

On my honor as a Citizen of Nova Roma, and in the presence of the Gods and Goddesses of the Roman people and by their will and favor, do I accept the position of _____________ and all the rights, privileges, obligations, and responsibilities attendant thereto.