Ludi Augustales Bimillenarii

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Announcement of the Festival


I. I hereby declare as an extraordinary festival and games the Ludi Augustales Bimillenarii (or Augustalia Bimillenaria), to honor and commemorate the 2000th anniversary of the death and deification of Imperator Caesar Augustus, this exceptionally significant man of Roman history, founder of the Empire, and preserver of many republican traditions and values of the mos maiorum.

II. The games will be managed and organized by C. Claudius Quadratus, assisted by Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, and will be held between 19th August, the day of the 2000th anniversary of Augustus' death, and 23rd September, the birthday of Augustus. Not all days will host an event, but ceremonies and events may occur between this interval of the Augustalia Bimillenaria.

III. I call upon my fellow aediles, the aediles curules, to issue a supporting statement, and in this case the games will be recorded as done under their and my joint authority.

IV. Effective immediately.

Datum est a.d. III Id. Sex. Sta. Cornelia C. Aemilio coss. MMDCCLXVII a.u.c.

Ti. Iulius Nerva


Augustus Anniversary Ritual - by Nova Roman provinces

On 19th of August 2014, citizens of Nova Roma from various provinces will recite the: Res Gestae Divi Augusti

  • Canada Citerior - C. Claudius Quadratus - initiator
  • Dacia - T. Iulius Sabinus
  • Ohio - C. Decius Laterensis
  • Carolina - S. Laelia Macra
  • Pannonia - Cn. Cornelius Lentulus
  • Alasca et Havaia - M. Pompeius Caninus
  • Virginia - F. Afranius Syagrius
  • America Transapplachiana - L. Vitellius Triarius

Pontifex Cn. Cornelius Lentulus prepared a short ritual (prayer) for those who wish to honor Augustus more. The text to use:

Dive Auguste,

hoc die festivissimo et sanctissimo anniversarii bis millesimi mortis et divinitatis tuae,

te precamur quaesumusque,

uti Novam Romam, populum Novum Romanum, rem publicam Novam Romanam,

semper protegas et augeas,

utique Nova Roma rem publicam populi Romani Quiritium populumque Romanum

restituat, restauret, reficiat, renovet,

uti te populus Romanus renatus denuo colere tibique sacra facere possit!

Quarum rerum ergo,

macte hoc vino libando (ture ommovendo / libo dato etc.)

esto fito volens propitius

mihi, domo familiae!

- Wine (or incense or libum or whatever is sacrificed).

Augustus Commemorative Contest - by C. Claudius Quadratus

Certamen numismaticum Augusteum

August 19, 2014, marks the 2000th anniversary of the death of Augustus. Nova Roma (at initiative of the procurator of Canada Citerior, C. Claudius Quadratus augur) will commemorate this event by holding a contest. The contest is open to all, but will only be announced on Nova Roman fora.

Contest task

  • Write an original essay, not to exceed 1000 words, preferably (but not necessarily) in English, on ANY subject relating to the coinage of Octavian / Augustus.
An example of the As of Caligula portraying M. Agrippa, with legend M AGRIPPA L F COS III.


Every entrant (!) who submits an essay in accordance with the rules will be awarded a genuine identifiable original ancient Roman coin. The entrant who, in the jury's opinion, submits the clearest and most informative essay will be awarded an As issued by Caligula bearing the image of Marcus Agrippa, including the legend M AGRIPPA L F COS III (one of the most famous Roman inscriptions that will be recognized by many of you). The value of the Agrippa coin exceeds $100.

Contest Rules

  • Essays must be original. Length: 500 - 1000 words.
  • Entries must be submitted to during the period August 19, 2014 to September 16, 2014.
  • Entries must be submitted anonymously. Use an email address that does not identify you and do not include your name. The jury mustn't know your identity until after the essays have been read and judged.

Results will be announced on September 23, 2014 - the birthday of Augustus.


A useful and readily available resource is Roman Coins and their Values, by David R. Sear (The Millennium Edition, Vol. 1). If describing a particular coin, include a catalog reference - either to Sear or some other catalog such as The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. 1.

Contact the organizer and jury C. Claudius Quadratus at if you have any questions.

Homage to Augustus / Veneratio Augusto - by C. Claudius Quadratus

"Let us honor and praise the memory of Augustus!

Honoremus et laudemos memoriam Augusti!

He ended the turmoil of civil war and restored tranquility to the people.

Tumulti belli civilis finem fecit et tranquillitatem populo renovavit.

He brought lasting peace to the City and to the world.

Pacem diuturnam ad urbi orbique tulit.

He restored the temples of the immortal gods and beautified the City.

Aedes deorum immortalium refecit et urbem ornavit.

He strove for public and private morality.

Ad honestatem publicam et privatam contendit.

He overcame great adversity and exceeded all in generosity.

Magnas adversitates superavit et omnes liberalitate vicit.

May the peace of Augustus return to the world.

Pacem Augusti in orbem redeat!"

Ceremony and sacrifice to Augustus - by Cn. Cornelius Lentulus

Cn. Lentulus pontifex, praefectus Italiae, leg. pr. pr. Pannoniae Quiritibus SPD

On this special and unique day when Augustus, perhaps the most significant Rome who ever lived, celebrates the 2000th anniversary of his death and deification, I offered the following ceremony and sacrifice in the name of our Nova Roman Republic.


Dive Auguste, duorum milium annorum deus,

te hoc ture commovendo bonas preces precor,

uti sis volens propitius

populo Novo Romano Quiritibus,

reique publicae populi Novi Romani Quiritium,

mihi, domo, familiae!

(Incense is sacrificed.)

Dive Auguste, duorum milium annorum deus,

uti te ture commovendo bonas preces bene precatus sum,

eiusdem rei ergo macte vino inferio esto!

(Wine is sacrificed.)


Dive Auguste,

te precamur quaesumusque,

uti res nostra, res Romae reficiundae,

regignundi ac renascentis populi Romani Quiritium,

reique publicae populi Romani Quiritium renaturae

in Pannonia et in praefectura Italia et ubique semper crescat,

convalescat, continenter extendatur, augeatur;

fiantque multo plures Novi Romani Quirites;

motusque et consociatio

ad rem Romanam reficiundam instituatur;

utique Nova Roma et provincia Pannonia Nova Romana

et praefectura Italia Nova Romana

semper crescant, floreant et convalescant:

pluresque cives habeant;

utique Novae Romae, Pannoniae, Italiae, mihi, domo, familiae

omnes eventus semper bonos faustosque esse siris;

utique sis volens propitius

populo Novo Romano Quiritibus,

reique publicae populi Novi Romani Quiritium,

praefecturaeque Italiae Novi Romani Quiritium,

provinciaeque Pannoniae Novi Romani Quiritium,

magistratibus, consulibus, praetoribus, tribunis plebis

populi Novi Romani Quiritium,

collegio pontificum, mihi, domo, familiae!


Quarum rerum ergo macte

his duobus libis libandis

hoc vino lacte melleque mixto libando,

hoc ture ommovendo

esto fito volens propitius

renascenti populo Romano Quiritibus,

mihi, domo, familiae!

(Two libums, wine mixed with milk and honey and incense are sacrificed.)


Dive Auguste,

si quid tibi in hac caerimonia displicuit,

hoc vino veniam abs te peto et vitium meum expio.

Macte hoc vino inferio esto fito volens propitius expiatus!

(Wine is sacrificed.)

Valete in Pace Augusta 2000 annorum!



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