Ludi Novi Romani/MMDCCLXVI/Certamen Historicum

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Welcome to the Certamen Historicum, History Quiz about the history of our Republic, Nova Roma. To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the founding of Nova Roma, this contest is about our own Nova Roma history. This quiz will help you to immerse in our community's history, and knowing each other better finally will lead us to accept each other better, in the spirit of unity for one goal, the restoration of the Roman republic. This is a great opportunity to see how much we can remember, or, for newer citizens, to help you learn about what has happened in our Republic. So please take part, join in the fun, and let's see how much we know, or can find out, about our own past.

Each day for the next fifteen days one question will be posted on the history of Nova Roma, exactly to that year of Nova Roma which equals to the number of the day of the Ludi Novi Romani, and the day of March.


1. Questions are posted daily, one question per one day, each question remembering one year of Nova Roman history. There will be 15 questions in total.

2. There are points for correctness and points for quickness of answers.

3. Each correct answer is worth 1 point. An extra point may be awarded for an especially detailed and excellent answer. Half point may be given for an incomplete but otherwise correct answer.

4. For each question, the contestant who is first to answer that question, regardless to its correctness, gets 3 speed points for quickness. The second person to answer the question gets 2 speed points, the third person gets 1 speed point. The rest of the answers get no speed points.

5. In case of a tie between the contestants, the winner is whose points of correctness are the higher. If these are tie, too, points for quickness must be compared. If it's a tie again, the jury will decide upon examination and comparison of the quality of their answers.

6. Answers are to be sent to this e-mail address before the official publishing of the correct answers on the mailing lists of Nova Roma, at the end of the 15 days.


Questions and Answers

Day 1 (March 1st) - Year 1 (1998)

Question #1. In the first year of Nova Roma, who were the original members of the senate?

  • Answer #1.

Day 2 (March 2nd) - Year 2 (1999)

Question #2. Name three of the reasons (there may be more) why the senate appointed Fl. Vedius Germanicus dictator of Nova Roma in our second year.

  • Answer #2.

Day 3 (March 3rd) - Year 3 (2000)

Question #3. In the third year of Nova Roma, an important step was made towards advancing the cause of our sacred national language, the language of the Romans, Latin. What institution was formed in Nova Roma and approved by the senate in 2753 AUC?

  • Answer #3.

Day 4 (March 4th) - Year 4 (2001)

Question #4. What happened on the Ides of March in the fourth year of Nova Roma? Why did it happen?

  • Answer #4.

Day 5 (March 5th) - Year 5 (2002)

Question #5. There was a change regarding the corporate entity of Nova Roma in the fifth year of our history. What was this change?

  • Answer #5.

Day 6 (March 6th) - Year 6 (2003)

Question #6. In our sixth year, Nova Roma organized its 2nd Conventus, international convention. What was the event called back then, and who was its highest ranking participant?

  • Answer #6.

Day 7 (March 7th) - Year 7 (2004)

Question #7. The seventh year of our republic saw a healthy and vibrant electoral campaign for the consulship. Who were the candidates in our seventh year for next year's consulship, and who presided over the consular elections?

  • Answer #7.

Day 8 (March 8th) - Year 8 (2005)

Question #8. A new tradition and recurring event was instituted in the eighth year of Nova Roma, the Nova Roman Legion Summer Camp in Pannonia, a yearly summer event of Nova Roma, which is open to international participants from Nova Roma worldwide. When was exactly our first Roman Legion Summer Camp held in Szolnok city, Hungary (give exact dates from which day/month to which day/month)?

  • Answer #8.

Day 9 (March 9th) - Year 9 (2006)

Question #9.The next achievement of Nova Roma was introduced as a surprise on the Parilia of our ninth year (on the birthday of the ancient city of Rome). What was this new institution? Name three persons who participated in its creation.

  • Answer #9.

Day 10 (March 10th) - Year 10 (2007)

Question #10.Our tenth year was one of the last years of active legislation within Nova Roma: how many laws were passed by the comitia in that year?

  • Answer #10.

Day 11 (March 11th)

Question #11.

  • Answer #11.

Day 12 (March 12th)

Question #12.

  • Answer #12.

Day 13 (March 13th)

Question #13.

  • Answer #13.

Day 14 (March 14th)

Question #14.

  • Answer #14.

Day 15 (March 15th)

Question #15.

  • Answer #15.

Final Results

The scores and final positions are:

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