Senate (Nova Roma)
The Senate of Nova Roma is a council where a select few citizens, mostly former or current magistrates, can discuss the state of the Republic and issue statements on what course of action they perceive most beneficial. These may be advisory or decisive in nature, the latter mostly in regards to appointments. It is said by Polybian theorists to represent the element of Oligarchy in the Roman political equilibrium.
Senators (album senatorium)
The senators and their status
Current consuls, praetors, censors and appointed senators are members of the Nova Roman Senate. Senators are appointed by the censors. The list of senators is regularly revised by the censors, but senators are only removed if they bring the Senate into disrepute.
Present and former holders of higher magistracies are not necessarily senators but have the right to participate in meetings of the Senate (the ius sententiae) by virtue of their office. A person who holds a higher magistracy will normally become a senator after his term of office.
Tribunes of the plebs are entitled to attend the sessions of the Senate but don't have the ius sententiae unless they are senators.
The current album senatorium
The current senators are in order of senatorial rank :
|1. A. Tullia Scholastica, princeps senatus, consul|
|2. P. Annaeus Constantinus Placidus|
|3. Sex. Lucilius Tutor, tribunus plebis|
|4. C. Tullius Valerianus Germanicus|
|5. M. Pompeius Caninus|
|6. T. Domitius Draco|
|7. C. Claudius Quadratus|
|8. Q. Arrius Nauta, consul|
|9. M. Hortensia Maior Fabiana Faustina|
|10. C. Petronius Dexter|
|11. M. Aurelius Cotta Iovius|
|12. Q. Lutatius Catulus|
|13. M. Iulius Camillus|
|14. Gallio Velius Marsallas|
|Privati cum iure sententiae dicendae|
|15. C. Cornelius Barosus, praetor, vir aedilicius|
|16. C. Artorius Praeconinus, praetor, vir aedilicius|
Organization of the senatorial work
The Senate takes its senatus consulta in plenary sessions. In order to prepare them, it may work in committees. They are ordinarily several sessions a year. Nevertheless, the sessions depend on their convocation by a presiding magistrate.
See the Senate procedures
Senate plenary sessions
The Sessions of the Senate are reported here, with every senatus consulta discussed, passed or rejected.
- The Senate Committee on Rules
- The Senate Committee on Incorporation
- The Senate Budget and Finance Committee
- The Senate Scholarship Committee
- The Senate Conventus and Public Events Committee
- The Senate Committee on Provincial affairs
- The Senate External Relations Commitee
- The Information Technology Commitee
Current activity of the Senate
The Senate agenda gives to you access to the items currently discussed by the Senate, or going to be.
The Senate Handbook will provide for you all the rules applicable to the Senate.
Roman senate: the Senate in antiquity.