Ex Officio Consulis Gnaei Equiti Marini
I. My consular edictum issued on 31 October of this year, barring
Lucius Sicinius Drusus from participation in the Senate of Nova Roma until
such time as the Tribunes and Pontifices resolve the issues surrounding
his Settlement and Oath with them, is hereby rescinded.
II. The Tribunes have reported to me that they and the Pontifices
have, by majority decision, concluded that Lucius Sicinius Drusus violated
the terms of his Settlement and Oath. I concur with their finding.
III. The laws of Nova Roma provide no mechanism whereby a Consul may
enforce the Settlement and Oath which Lucius Sicinius Drusus agreed
to. The Settlement and Oath is quoted in full below my signature.
IV. If Lucius Sicinius Drusus does not choose to voluntarily resign
his citizenship and all Nova Roman offices, in accordance with the
promises he made, then the other parties to the Settlement and Oath may
prosecute him before a Praetor's Court for breach of contract. He shall also
be subject to immediate reimposition of the nota which the Settlement
and Oath removed.
V. The Settlement and Oath shall be recognized as a 'lex privata', a
private contract entered into by Nova Roman citizens.
Given under my hand in Mediatlantica Provincia, ante diem IV Kal.
IANVARIAS MMDCCLVII ab urbe condita, (29 Dec 2004 CE) in the
consulship of Gnaeus Salix Astur and Gnaeus Equitius Marinus
Gn. Equitius Marinus
Consul, Novae Romae
Text of Settlement and Oath:
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Subject: Re: Settlement and Oath
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 13:16:51 -0500
From: L. Sicinius Drusus
To: Matt haase
CC: tribunes@n..., "christer.edling@t..."
, vergil96@c..., gfr@w...,
Bill Gawne , pontifices@n...
Here is my statement of oath:
Statement of Compromise and Settlement in the matter of the Nota
This document must be agreed to by M. Octavius Germanicus, Caeso
Fabius Quintilianus, and Lucius Sicinius Drusus. Each of the
three is required to swear an oath to abide by its provisions.
The document and the oaths will be reviewed by the Pontifices,
the tribunes, and three other witnesses (one chosen by each of
the three principals).
for MOG: L. Equitius Cincinnatus Augur
for LSD: G. Iulius Scaurus
for CFQ: Gn. Equitius Marinus
This agreement is considered valid upon receipt by the
three principals' chosen witnesses, regardless of whether
other witnesses received the notification.
The Censores hereby agree that:
I. The Censores will withdraw the Nota, and will post a
statement to the main list and the Senate list that the Nota
is rescinded and withdrawn; no record that there ever was
to be a Nota will appear in the Tabularium.
II. Lucius Sicinius Drusus will retain the title of Senator,
the Senator designation in the Album Civium, the century points
of a Senator, and the record will show that his tenure in the
Senate was not interrupted.
III. Lucius Sicinius Drusus will be fully reinstated in the
Senate on or before October 31st, 2004, provided that he
adheres to this agreement.
IV. The Censores will refer to his non-participation in the
Senate as a "voluntary withdrawal", "sabbatical", "break",
or some such positive term; the Censores will NOT call it
a "punishment", "banishment", "explusion" or "nota"; use
of the forbidden terms will incur a $50 fine and immediate
V. L. Sicinius Drusus is exempt from the minimum participation
requirements of the Senate for this year.
VI. The Censores will not seek revenge or retribution of any
kind for the recent conflict.
L. Sicinius Drusus hereby agrees that:
I. L. Sicinius Drusus will voluntarily remain unsubscribed
from the SenatusRomanus mailing list for nine months, or a
lesser period of time at the option of the Censores.
II. L. Sicinius Drusus will not participate in any Senate
votes for that same period of time.
III. L. Sicinius Drusus will make a post on the main list
stating that he is "withdrawing from", "refraining from
participation in", "[taking/on] sabbatical from" the
Senate for a limited time, or any alternative approved
by the Censores.
IV. L. Sicinius Drusus will remain civil and courteous on
the mailing lists of Nova Roma, compliance with which will
be judged by the Praetores. This, however, does not limit
him from responding with reasonable alacrity if he is the
recipient of a personal attack.
V. L. Sicinius Drusus will not seek revenge or retribution
of any kind for the recent conflict.
Nos Lucius Sicinius Drusus Senator et Marcus Octavius Germanicus
Caesoque Fabius Quintilianus Censores rei publicae Novae Romae coram
Pontifice Maximo Collegioque Pontificum et Collegio Tribunorum Plebis
omnes sempiternum hoc iureiurando obstringemur:
Iovi Optimo Maximo Iunoni Reginae Minervae Marti Patri Quirino Patri
et omnibus Dis Consentibus Indigitibusque et Dis Infernis atque
coram Pontifice Maximo Collegioque Pontificum et Collegio Tribunorum
Plebis ego Lucius Sicinius Drusus in haec verba iuro me plane
omnino conventum inter Lucium Sicinium Drusum Senatorem et Marcum
Octavium Germanicum Caesonemque Fabium Quintilianum Censores
conservaturum esse et me de his rebus in ullo modo non ulturum esse
et Collegium Pontificum et Collegium Tribunorum Plebis coniunctim
iudices ullae violationis huius iurisiurandi fore.
Si hoc iusiurandum violo, exactionem civitatis Novae Romanae ad
vitam subibo et neque ius provocationis contra hanc exactionem
exercebo neque ullam legem in Comitiis quae hanc exactionem rescindit
Si hoc iusiurandum violo, omnibus Dis sacer, impius prudens dolo
Si hoc iusiurandum violo, Deos Infernos et Deos Manes precor ut me
eieciant et sempiternum apud lemures me dinumerent.
Sine fraude aut exceptione hoc iuro.
We, Lucius Sicinius Drusus, Senator, and Marcus Octavius Germanicus
and Caeso Fabius Quintilianus, Censors of the Republic of Nova Roma,
in the presence of the Pontifex Maximus and College of Pontifices
and the College of Tribunes of the People all shall be bound
by this oath:
To Iuppiter Best and Greatest, Queen Iuno, Minerva, Father Mars,
Father Quirinus and all the Di Consentes and Indigites and the Di
Inferni and in the presence of the Pontifex Maximus and College of
Pontifices and the College of Tribunes of the People I, Lucius
Sicinius Drusus (John Dobbins) swear in these words that I shall
observe the agreement between Lucius Sicinius Drusus, Senator, and
M. Octavius Germanicus and C. Fabius Quintilianus, Censors,
in all respects, and that I shall take no vengeance in any way
concerning these matters, and that the College of Pontifices and
College of Tribunes of the People collectively shall be the judges
of any violation of this oath.
If I violate this oath, I shall suffer expulsion from Nova Roman
citizenship for life and neither shall I exercise the right of
provocatio against this expulsion nor shall I accept any lex in
Comitia to repeal the expulsion.
If I violate this oath, I shall be sacer, impious without expiation,
to all the Gods.
If I violate this oath, I pray to the Di Inferni and Di Manes that
they cast me out and number me among the lemures for eternity.
Without deceit or reservation I swear this oath.
Lucius Sicinius Drusus, Senator et Pontifex
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29 December MMDCCLVII