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
Due to an internal conflict the corporate Board of Directors of Nova Roma, Inc. became separated from the senate of Nova Roma. On this page, you can read the list of the corporate Board of Director members. However, since the previous management of Nova Roma, Inc. has failed to register the founding documents of Nova Roma at the authorities of the State of Maine (where Nova Roma is incorporated), none of the Directors listed above are legally the Directors of Nova Roma, Inc.. The senators of the republic can be seen listed here: http://nova-roma.org/senate/
ACTING MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF NOVA ROMA, INC.
These are the acting members of the Nova Roma, Inc. Board of Directors. They are not legally Directors, and they are not legally members of the Board od Directors, because the previous management of Nova Roma, Inc. has failed to register the founding documents of Nova Roma at the authorities of the State of Maine (where Nova Roma is incorporated), and consequently Nova Roma, Inc. doesn't have any valid and legal officers as a corporation at the moment. However, we recognize the following members of the corporation as acting members of the Board of Directors for the duration of the transitional period, because they were for a long time believed to be legally directors. Nova Roma, Inc. will have to elect and constitute a proper Board of Directors and to rectify this situation within a couple of months. These acting members of the BoD are listed in order of senatorial rank :
|1. A. Tullia Scholastica, princeps senatus||censor|
|2. Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander||censor|
|3. P. Annaeus Constantinus Placidus||aedilis curulis|
|4. T. Iulius Sabinus|
|5. Sex. Lucilius Tutor|
|6. Q. Arrius Nauta||consul|
|7. T. Domitius Draco||consul|
|8. C. Claudius Quadratus|
|9. C. Tullius Valerianus Germanicus|
|10. Q. Fabius Maximus|
|11. Sta. Cornelia Valeriana Iuliana Aeternia|
|12. C. Petronius Dexter||(on leave)|
|13. A. Liburnius Hadrianus|
|14. Q. Lutatius Catulus|
|15. M. Iulius Camillus|
|16. M. Cornelius Gualterus Graecus|
|17. M. Hortensia Maior Fabiana Faustina||praetrix|
|18. M. Aurelius Cotta Iovius||aedilis curulis|
|19. Q. Suetonius Paulinus|
|20. Q. Vipsanius Agrippa|
|21. Gallio Velius Marsallas|
|22. Q. Suetonius Paulinus|
|23. T. Flavius Severus||praetor|
|24. C. Marcius Crispus|
|Privati cum iure sententiae dicendae|
|25. M. Pompeius Caninus||vir consularis|
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.