In memory of Ti. Galerius Paulinus
Farewell by L. Cornelius Sulla Felix censor
I just received a phone from Stephen, brother of Tiberius Galerius Paulinus. He informed me that Paulinus passed away from a possible blood clot. I am shocked and very saddened over the loss of my friend and very important members of our community. He was a consular and very successful censor who always worked for the success of Nova Roma. I will greatly miss his calming words and insight... As much as I will miss his discussions such as on topic of the red wedding on game of thrones.
I was planning on visiting him once I've fully recovered and now I won't have the pleasure and privilege of meeting him and I'm so disappointed with that I've missed my chance.
May g-d grant him and his family peace and I hope his passing was painless.
In memory of Paulinus by C. Maria Caeca, virgo Vestalis
To name Paulinus a friend would be presumptuous, because we had very little personal contact. However, his impact on me and on Nova Roma was, and will remain significant.
From the very beginning of my probationary period, Paulinus represented, for me, a center of stability and equilibrium. He was always even handed, scrupulously fair, even when he disagreed with a specific viewpoint, always quietly displayed very good sense, and was a steadfast Roman Republican. Like the North star, I often looked to his stance on an issue to orient myself, so that I could find balance during some of our most turbulent times, and at some points, it was necessary to reorient myself on almost a daily basis. By reading what Paulinus had to say, I could find an objective, neutral center point, from where I could consider the issues involved and come to my own conclusions, without being overly influenced by partisan rhetoric from any faction or individual. As with so much of value, I didn't consciously recognize the great gift he had given to me until he was taken from our Republic.
Paulinus was the kind of Nova Roman who was universally respected among his fellow citizens, and would have been equally respected had he lived in ancient Rome. He was never pretentious, or petty. He spoke simply and directly, never needing nor wanting the embellishments of rhetoric, but we listened to what he said, very carefully, because what he said was always very much worth our consideration.
It is only now, today, that I feel, acutely, that a small part of Nova Roma has been taken away from me, and I know that our Republic is the poorer for the lack of his active presence. I also know, and take comfort from knowing, that his memory will always shine brightly in the hearts and minds of all who knew him, even slightly, and that his contributions to our organization have been so significant that he has help to make us, and will help to keep us. What we are.
Farewell by Cn. Iulius Caesar censor
This is awful and shocking news. I have lost a good friend, as did we all those of us who knew him. Nova Roma has lost a true stalwart. Paulinus was a tower of enthusiasm and moderate policy making, intelligent, witty and strong-minded.He and I shared a number of conversations on the phone where we were both always laughing and his advice was always sound. My condolences to his family.
Farewell by C. Claudius Quadratus tribunus plebis collega
While I did not know Paulinus personally, he was my tribunal colleague and I have great respect for his accomplishments and career in Nova Roma. On this day, the Kalends of September, I performed the ritual with special prayers and dedication to him. My condolences to his family.
- C Claudius Quadratus
Farewell by M. Pompeius Caninus praetor
Outside of Nova Roma, Paulinus and I shared interests in genealogy and heraldry. And we were both Marylanders. I will miss him.
- Bene valete!
- Marcus Pompeius Caninus
Farewell by T. Iulius Sabinus pontifex maximus
Paulinus was a true roman tribune. As tribune he defended the rights of the people. Paulinus was a true roman censor. As censor he protected the people. Paulinus was a true roman. What we the roman people may want more from him? Dis manibus Ti. Galeri Paulini.
Tim extremely loved the books. I wish you my friend as your soul to find his peace in a place where is a great library. Rest in peace Timothy Gallagher.
Farewell by L. Vitellius Triarius aedilis curulis
Paulinus was what we call a man. We worked privately on several matters over the years, and he provided good and sound advice to me as a young Roman citizen. A Brother Boy Scout departs the trail of life for that great campsite beyond the sunset. Go now, my brother, and soar with the eagles. May the stars guide your journey, for as you know the movements of the heavens, your compass you will need no longer.
"Death caused all your virtues, your honour, good report and valiance, your glory and your talents to be short-lived. If you had but been allowed long life in which to enjoy them, an easy thing it would have been for you to surpass by great deeds the glory of your ancestors. Wherefore, O Tiberius Galerius Paulinus, joyfully does Earth take you to her bosom."
Valete, mi amice,