Conditions for the Reinstatement of Cincinnatus

Issued by Dictator Flavius Vedius Germanicus 7/6/99

As we honor the Goddess Concordia this day, I cannot help but be swept up in the radiance of Her presence. Her spirit must truly move among us, among all the Citizens of Nova Roma, if we are to overcome those troubles which have recently befallen our fair Republic. And it is in the spirit of Concordia that I wish to speak on the subject of the former Consul, Cincinnatus.

While I stand by my opinion of Cincinnatus as a politician, I am not deaf to the cries of his supporters and friends, many of whom have contacted me on his behalf. In the spirit of compromise and cooperation embodied by the great Goddess Concordia, I hereby decree that Cincinnatus may indeed once again be enlisted as a Citizen of our fair Republic, and I shall personally reinstall him in his sacred office of Flamen Martiales, on the sole proviso that he neither seek nor serve in political office, including the Senate, until 2,754 AUC (March of 2001), roughly a year and a half from now.

It is my  sincere hope that he shall accept my offer in the spirit of concord   and compromise in which it is made, and offer him my word that no ill-will shall be shown by myself to him; let there be a clean slate between us.