LEX ARMINIA DE FOVENDA LINGVA LATINA
This law is intended to encourage classical studies
and increase the usage of Latin among the citizens of
Nova Roma, recognizing that the fostering of the Latin
language is one of the most important and strategic
concerns of Nova Roman government.
- A citizen sufficiently skilled in the Latin
language that he or she can correct existing texts in
Latin [i.e., proofread them] and translate accurately
from his or her native language into Latin who has also
served the Res Publica in this capacity may petition
the Senate for the honorary title of "Latinist."
- The application of the citizen shall be sent to
the Senate through the consules. The Senate will vote
on the proposal and a simple majority shall be
sufficient to approve the title.
- The Latinist shall be released from paying the
tax for the following year. To be considered assiduus
(assidua), the Latinist must only write to the Consular
Quaestor in charge of tax collection during the tax
payment period confirming his (her) status as Latinist.
- The title of Latinist must be reviewed annually by
the Senate, and will be valid from the time of approval
until the end of the year. The tax release, however,
will be valid only for the following year, even though
it is renewed.
- A Senatus consultum may specify other rules for the
application of a Latinist.
- The title of Latinist shall be considered a title
granted by the Senate to citizens for their services to
the Res Publica in the promotion of Latin studies.
Passed by Comitia Populi Tributa, Yes-19; No-12; Abstain-4
30 Iunius MMDCCLVII