Edicta for Comitia Centuriata

(Issued by Consul Lucius Cornelius Sulla 9/28/99)

The auspices having been taken and the omens being good, I hereby announce that the Comitia Centuriata will be convened three days from now, at 2300 (11:00 PM) on Thursday, September 30, 1999, to vote on the following items:

1. Filling the vacant seat of Praetor.*


Quintus Fabius Maximus
Marcus Minucius Audens

* Please note that all magistrates are bound by the Edicta issued by Consul Decius Iunius Palladius, dated September 6, 1999.  That Edicta concerned all magistrates taking the Oath of Office.

2. To vote on the following law:

Lex Iunia Cornelia de Patrumfamiliae Matrumfamilaeque Aetate

This law shall regulate the minimum age at which a citizen may become the paterfamilias or materfamilias of a new Nova Roman gens.

I. Any person 15-17 years of age may not form a new gens and become its paterfamilias or materfamilias. He or she must join an existing gensuntil the age of 18.

II. If, for whatever reason, an underage citizen is the sole remaining person in his or her gens, then that person will be considered, within Nova Roma, sui iuris (free of the authority of a paterfamilias or materfamilias) and able to assume the position of paterfamilias or materfamilias and the leadership of his or her gens.

III. All citizens aged 15-17 who, at the time of the passage of this law, already hold the position of paterfamilias or materfamilias of a gens shall be exempt from its provisions.

IV. Under extraordinary circumstances, an exemption to this law may be granted to an individual by the approval of both censors and a special senatus consultum approved by a two thirds majority vote.

V. The censors shall be charged with the enforcement of this law as part of their duty of  reviewing and processing new citizenship applications and requests to form new gentes.

3. To vote on the following law:

Lex Iunia de Iusiurando

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.

4. To vote on the following law:

Lex Iunia Centuriata

This law "Lex Iunia Centuriata" replaces paragraph I of the law "Lex Vedia Centuriata".  The passage of the former leaves the remainder of the latter valid.  Whenever a consul or praetor convenes the comitia centuriata, the censores are to issue an edict specifying how many centuries are to be allocated to the classes.   By all such edicts, the centuries will be allocated to five classes such that Class I will have the greatest number of centuries, and Class V the least.

5. To vote on the following law:

Lex Cornelia Centuriata

"This law is enacted in order to provide Nova Roma with a standard time that all of its citizens may refer to, regardless of location in the world.

"For all purposes, the time in Rome shall be regarded as the official time of Nova Roma.  Official purposes that require the use of this standard time include, but are not limited to, the time at which voting in one of the comitia begins and ends, the time at which a newly appointed magistrate officially acquires his/her office, and the time at which a magisterial edict takes effect.  Magistrates are advised to use official Nova Roman time in all official announcements."