Areas (Nova Roma)

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Nova Roma is divided into a number of provinciae. A provincia can comprise a single country or several, or on the other end of the spectrum, can be made up of sub-national units from a single country. Unlike provinces of Canada or American states, Nova Roman provinciae are creations of the Senate, the 'national' governing body. The Senate, under the Lex Vedia Provincialis, can create a new provincia or combine existing ones by senatus consultum. The Senate also has the power to appoint and replace governors.


The Lex Vedia Provincialis outlines the powers and duties of the provincial governors. These powers, as one would expect, are limited to the boundaries of the province. As in antiquity, a provincial governor has the honour of being preceded by six lictors. Edicta may be proclaimed on matters solely related to the day to day management of the province. They may also appoint provincial officials, but they must follow guidelines set out by the Senate.

The structure of the provincial government varies greatly depending upon the existing conditions of the provincia. Several provinces cross national and linguistic boundaries and thus officials may be appointed to reflect this. Other provinces are geographically large or have isolated populations. There are no real laws concerning organisation of provincial government other than the Lex Vedia Provincialis. This creates a flexible framework for the varying realities of the provinciae.


The governor of the province can be variously termed propraetor, proconsul, praetor, or consul; the title depends on previous offices held by the governor.

  • Propraetor is used when a governor has held no previous elected magistracies or has previously been elected to varying magistracies with the exception of the consulate.
  • Proconsul is used when a governor has previously been elected to the consulate.
  • Praetor is used when a governor is a sitting praetor.
  • Consul is used when a governor is a sitting consul.
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