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 Senatus consultum as directives. They can also issue the Senatus consultum ultimum. These are virtually all decisive in nature, the latter sometimes in regards to appointments. It is said by Polybian theorists to represent the element of oligarchy in the Roman political equilibrium.
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 removed either by nota or under the terms of the lex Popillia senatoria are removed from the list until the nota is removed and they are returned to the Senate by the Censors as a senator.
Present holders of higher magistracies who are not senators are entitled to attend and post during meetings of the Senate (the ius sententiae) by virtue of their office. Such non-senator holders of these offices may not vote in the Senate. This is the grandfathered right of ius sententiae dicendae.
Tribunes of the plebs are entitled to attend the sessions of the Senate but not vote, unless they are also a senator.
The decisions appointing new senators or removing existing senators
Such appointments or removals are made by both censors after confirmation by vote of the Senate on any of their proposed changes.
The current album senatorum
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|
The Senate issues its Senatus consulta ultima and Senatus consulta in Formal Sessions. It also has committees that handle specific mandates.
FORMAL SESSIONS OF THE SENATE
The Formal Sessions of the Senate are reported here, with Senatus consultum ultimum and Senatus consulta discussed, passed or rejected being listed.
Senate standing committees
- The Senate Civic Education Committee (SCEC)
- The Senate Communications Committee (SCC)
- The Senate Finance Committee (SFC)
- The Senate Policy Committee (SPC)
- The Senate Public Enterprise Committee (SPEC)
Senate working committees
OFFICERS OF THE SENATE
Roman senate: the Senate in antiquity.