Publius Memmius Albucius (Nova Roma)
Publius Memmius Albucius was born a.d. IX Kal. Feb. MMDCCXIII ( 2713 - Jan. 24th 1960) in Gesoriacum / Bononia (Boulogne s/mer, 62200 - Classis britannica harbour), France.
French and married, he is currently living in Normandy, in Caen (Cadomagus), in the heart of the WW II D-Day battle fields.
Early interested in ancient history, civilisations, latin and history, he specially has a Ph. D. in law. Executive manager in public service, he teaches law and urban development in french universities.
Memmius entered Nova Roma the 15th of May 2004 (Maius MMDCCLVII) as P. Minius Albucius, to share his interests with other people fond of Rome. Grateful to former south France Gens Minia to have welcome him during his first year in Novaroma, he took the opportunity of NR law on emancipation to change his name from "Minius" to "Memmius". This last choice allowed him to make live again the ancient Gens Memmia illustrous name, and, at the same time, not to change his acronym, PMA.
For this modification intervened the year when P. Memmius Albucius was in the NR office of Tribunus Plebis. Fresh citizen, Memmius chose to run for the tribunate when he felt that the interesting organisation that he has just entered and its constitution were threatened by important trends of decay. Senior tribune after the resignation of C. Curius Saturninus in the first weeks of 2005 (MMDCCLVIII), he tried to keep a strong, independant, collective and legally sharp tribunate.
Scribe of former governor of Gaul (Gallia) Lucius Rutilius Minervalis, he translated the whole corpus of novaroman laws in French. He was confirmed in his office in 2005 by new governor Sextus Apollonius Scipio, who then promoted him in the office of legate for the region of Nova Lugdunensis. Albucius representated Gallia to the European conventus in Rome (aug. 2005) and Carlisle (aug. 2006) and carried on in 2006 (MMDCCLIX), his contribution to Nova Roma web site and to Wiki France Roman pages.
At the autumn 2006, he entered the Vox romana podcast group and, on Nov. 2006 23 th (a.d. IX Kal. Dec. MMDCCLIX), was unaminously appointed by the Senate of Nova Roma as new governor of Gaul (propraetor Galliae).
Elected quaestor for 2007, P. Memmius Albucius assists at the same time, in their offices, Consul Galerius as an accensus, Praetor Tullia as scribe and Curule Aedile Caesaris Cytheris Aege as quaestor. For the consul, he specially belongs to a group of a few governors, which has been asked to make proposals on the provincial thema. Besides Tullia, he has been specially given the task to manage the New Tabularium project.
Memmius, among other commitments in French NGOs, is the chairman of QUIRITES, an association devoted to the ancient Rome. Quirites edits a quaterly webzine called QUIRINUS, also diffused inside Nova Roma.
Albucius likes, when he have time enough, taking part to Nova Roma games. He thus entered three games : in 2758 auc (2005), he won the Certamen Historicum of the Ludi Victoriae Sullanae along with Gn. Equitius Marinus and in 2007, he was second, along with M. Moravius Piscinus, of the Military tactical map contest, and won with zero mistake the Ludi martiales Certamen historicum.
Albucius believes in Roman values, work and public service. He also believes in discussion, friendship, equality, humor, communities of knowledges, organization, method, responsibility and republic. He does not think that Roman values would accept dogmatism or fanatism. He is convinced that the more you have fun, the more you learn. He sees the ancient Rome as an evolutive and global civilisation, whose every field (latin, economy, history, religion, arts, strategy, cooking, numismatics, etc.) deserves interest. He is convinced that the knowledge of ancient Rome will help current generations to a better understanding and living of our world.
On 30 October 2760 auc (2007), P. Memmius Albucius has presented his candidacy as Aedilis Curulis for year 2761 a.u.c., and has been elected by the People gathered in its comitia tributa (results edict Kal. Dec. 2760 auc).
On 5th Dec. (Nonas Dec.) 2760, Memmius has been appointed senator by censores Fabius Buteo Modianus and Octavius Gracchus, and was elected in 2761 chairman of the Senate conventus and events committee.
During most of this 10th birthday year 2761 auc, Albucius has assumed the aedilitas alone after the resignation of his elected colleague, Sex. Lucilius Tutor. In order to celebrate this special year, he has put in place, with his team, six extra Games, in addition of the two traditional curule Ludi. He has reorganized the Magna Mater Project, set the question of the real public estate, with Cos. Moravius, updated the Macellum and asked for a reform of Equites ordo.
Both as governor Galliae and aedile, P. Memmius Albucius attended Nova Roma conventus, held in Dacia in the eve of August 2761.
- L. Arminio Ti. Galerio cos. ‡ MMDCCLX a.u.c.
- Fr. Apulo C. Laenate cos. ‡ MMDCCLVIII a.u.c.
- Cn. Salvio Cn. Equitio cos. ‡ MMDCCLVII a.u.c.