Provincia America Cismississippiana - Praetorium (Nova Roma)

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The Praetorium is the office of the governor of a Nova Roman province. The governor is assisted by a staff like that of a present day government.

The staff personnel of the Praetorium, the cohors praetoria, which is of military character, handle areas like the chief command of the military (reenactment), the treasury, interprovincial relations, and public games and gatherings. The cohors praetoria consists of all the assistant (legati, praefecti and scribae) of the governor.

The governor can choose to include some or all of her staff into the consilium provinciae, the advisory council of the governor. All other officials appointed by the governor are parts of the outer circle of the cohors praetoria. This does not mean that they lack in importance. On the contrary, they each have an important field of responsibility. The governor's retinue in antiquity was in many respects a military one, today they are valuable advisors and administrative assistants.

As the governors of the old days, the governor expects a certain loyalty, discipline and unity from the cohors praetoria. The members of the consilium provinciae should, as a kind of general's staff, set an example in this and all Roman behavior to the rest of the cohors.

Governor with Praetorian Imperium

M. Hortensia Maior Fabiana Faustina, propraetrix
Praetorium: Chapel Hill, NC

Provincial Staff Members

Ti. Horatius Barbatus, scriba to propraetrix M. Hortensia Maior Fabiana Faustina and to Provincia America Cismississippiana
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