Marcus Octavius Gracchus (Nova Roma)

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Marcus Octavius Gracchus is a Senator and Consular of Nova Roma. For over eight years, he was known as Marcus Octavius Germanicus, changing his cognomen a.d. VI Kal. Oct. C. Buteone Po. Minucia cos. MMDCCLIX a.u.c. to the more appropriate Gracchus.

M. Octavius was one of the first persons to join Nova Roma after its founding in MMDCCLI, making him one of the original Patrician Patresfamilias.

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Marcus Octavius Gracchus

Biography

Early Involvement

Though he joined Nova Roma at its inception, Octavius was not immediately active, largely due to an outside project. In early Q. Maximo M. Minucio cos. MMDCCLIII a.u.c., however, he began to participate in the mailing list, and thinking of ways to improve the web site. At about this time, Consul Quintus Fabius Maximus posted to the main list [1] a request for candidates to fill several vacancies: a new Censor was needed due to a resignation, as were two Curule Aediles as these positions had been vacant since the last year's general election.

Octavius saw the Aedileship as an ideal position from which to implement his ideas for transforming the web site. He declared his candidacy for Curule Aedile the same day, prid. Non. Apr. [2], and soon after published a detailed plan of improvements. When the election results were posted, Octavius had been elected Curule Aedile Maior, 26 tribes to 18.

He immediately began working closely with both Censores. Until this point, the citizen records had been kept in the form of a Microsoft Access file, supplemented with paper printouts of incoming requests for citizenship; these would be mailed between the two Censores each month as they rotated active duty. Octavius imported this data into a PostgreSQL database and built a web-based tool to edit it. Upon receiving the Censores' and Consules' approval, he transferred the novaroma.org domain and web site to his own server, where it remains to this day.


Cursus Honorum

C. Buteone Po. Minucia cos. MMDCCLIX a.u.c.
Cn. Salvio Cn. Equitio cos. MMDCCLVII a.u.c.
K. Fabio T. Labieno cos. MMDCCLVI a.u.c.
M. Octavio L. Sulla (II) cos. MMDCCLV a.u.c.
from Q. Maximo M. Minucio cos. MMDCCLIII a.u.c.
Fl. Vedio (II) M. Cassio (II) cos. MMDCCLIV a.u.c.
Q. Maximo M. Minucio cos. MMDCCLIII a.u.c.


Other Posts

Cn. Salvio Cn. Equitio cos. MMDCCLVII a.u.c.
M. Octavio L. Sulla (II) cos. MMDCCLV a.u.c.
Fl. Vedio (II) M. Cassio (II) cos. MMDCCLIV a.u.c.
C. Buteone Po. Minucia cos. MMDCCLIX a.u.c.
C. Buteone Po. Minucia cos. MMDCCLIX a.u.c.
Fr. Apulo C. Laenate cos. MMDCCLVIII a.u.c.
K. Fabio T. Labieno cos. MMDCCLVI a.u.c.
Fl. Vedio (II) M. Cassio (II) cos. MMDCCLIV a.u.c.
Q. Maximo M. Minucio cos. MMDCCLIII a.u.c.
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