NEW ERA | The Founding of the Nova Roman Nation has been completed | Pignora Imperii and Palladium in possession of Nova Roma

We can announce the greatest news ever: under the auspices of Interrex and Acting Interim Rex Sacrorum Cn. Lentulus Alexander, we have performed the Completion of the Founding of Nova Roma at the October Horse celebration among the ruins of Aquincum, on the Ides of October (15 October). Nova Roma has received Her Palladium and Pignora Imperii which from now on, will be protected and venerated as the most sacred divine objects and tokens of the Nova Roman People, the essence and identity, the heart and soul of Nova Roma, on which the safety, welfare, prosperity, victory and good luck of the Nova Roman People depends.

Participants from Nova Roma in Aquincum celebrated the October Horse with observing every single little detail of its ancient tradition. A symbolic horse race was held at the event (with wooden horses, to remember our Trojan ancestors’ fate), where the two wooden horses, and called Felix and Faustus, were carried out by two runners, and these wooden horses were stuffed by a tiny portion of horse meat and horse blood, so that this can be regarded real by Mars, and the winning horse was sacrificed to Mars.

Two groups of participants fought for its head, representing the districts of the Subura and the Via Sacra: the winner team gets the honor to replace the wooden horse head (with some horse blood taints) next year in Rome (the Subura team in the area of the Mamilian Tower in the Subura, the Via Sacra team in the Regia (Royal House) on the forum.

Nova Romans also celebrated with a gladiatorial fight, and a legionary performance.

We have inaugurated and consecrated, under royal auspices, the Nova Roman People, and dedicated it with the sacred contract, to the gods of Rome, with a detailed list of obligations in which our minimum sacra publica will exist. We performed the birth and foundation rites and the founding lustratio under royal auspices, and, there remained only a few “concluding rites” that will be performed next year’s Concordialia (March 1) and Parilia (April 21) in Rome — therefore, to be punctilious, the founding of the Nova Roman People will become “completely complete” on April 21 in Rome. So there is even much more reason for you to come to Rome next year!

This “contract” with the gods, that we made under royal auspices, is based on the tradition, experience and practice of the 20 founding years of the Nova Roman People. This ceremony with the Genius, Lares, Manes, Penates and all the Gods Immortal of the old Roman People of the Quirites constitute now the foundation of the sacra publica of the Nova Roman People, the New Quirites: the text of these “contracts” will be soon published.

Meanwhile, at the NR-allied temple of Iuppiter in Poltava, a parallel ritual was held asking Iuppiter to support and approve the Completion of Founding ceremonies that we were doing at Aquincum. This day was overarching between countries!

At the end, in the name of the interrex and acting rex sacrorum, after the completion of the founding of Nova Roma and the receiving of the Palladium and Pignora Imperii, we proclaimed the Confirmation of the Declaration of Nova Roma, which added a new preamble to the old Declaration, summarizing the effects of our 20 years of Romanitas, including the significance of today’s event, and pointing out the future work that lays ahead. The interrex called the Nova Roman People to vow to be loyal to the Confirmation of the Declaration as the cornerstone of Nova Roma and of all its principles, goals, laws and Constitution. The new preamble will be published as soon as I find time to translate it from Latin.

After the Completion of the Founding, the Confirmation of the Declaration, the interrex, appointed by the People’s vote in the Comitia Centuriata last year, approved by the Senate and religiously elected by the Comitia Curiata, acting through my words at the event, sacrificially, numinously and ceremonially founded, by royal pronouncement, as it was in the case of Romulus and Numa, the Comitia, the Senate, the Collegium Pontificum and Augurum. Not to say these didn’t exist validly this far, but now they exist “even more”, the same way how the ancient ones existed. Now every institution of Nova Roma emanates from the gods’ inaugurated and consecrated approval, enacted by a founding kingly action, at the expressed will and order of the People.

This how the Roman People had to be refounded, and this is exactly we did.

Let’s rejoice and celebrate! We are now complete!

Long live Nova Roma!

“Tantae molis erat Romanam condere gentem!” (Virgil, Aeneid)
/”It was such a massive task to establish the Roman race.”/


NEW PROVINCE | Nova Roma Participated in the NICOPOLIS AD ISTRUM Festival, Inaugurating a New Province of Nova Roma

Nova Roma participated on 12 August at the international Nicopolis Ad Istrum Festival, in Nikyup, Bulgaria, an international Roman festival of Veliko Tarnovo city. The event was organized by A. Vitellius Celsus, praefectus of the Bulgarian Nova Romans. This event hosted the interprovincial convention of Bulgarian Nova Romans, led by praefectus A. Vitellius, and a delegation of 5 Pannonian Nova Romans (Hungary), led by legatus pro praetore Cn. Cornelius Lentulus.

As the culmination of the event, the Bulgarian community of Nova Romans, who had demonstrated successful and meritorious activity and growth during the years of preparation to become the newest addition to Nova Roma, were elevated to the rank of “provincia” according to the recent decree of the non-corporate Senate of Nova Roma: the highest recognition and honor a Roman group can achieve. With the involvement of pontifex Cn. Lentulus, special envoy of the Senate sent to establish the province, Provincia Thracia of Nova Roma was founded by proper rites and ceremonies, and its first governor, A. Vitellius was inaugurated as legatus pro praetore of NR Thracia.

Click on this link to learn more and to find Nova Roma mentioned among the participants:

English version:


Our traditional annual Nova Roma Summer Camp in Pannonia has been opened today, in the name of Legatus Pro Praetore Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, by Praefectus C. Villius Vulso, in the local chapter of Nova Roma, burgus Colonia Rostallo, located in the Zemplén Mountains of Hungary, in the NR Regio Rostallonensis of Pannonia Pannonia of Nova Roma. This year, due to his other obligations, the governor Legatus Pro Praetore Cn. Lentulus will not be able to preside over the camp programs personally, but he is represented by his lieutenant-governor, C. Villius Vulso, commander of the cohors VI Carpathica and head of Regio Rostallonensis and Burgus Colonia Rostallo of Nova Roma.
The focus of activity will be legionary exercises of the NR legion Cohors VI Carpathica, mock battles, mountain tours, rituals, gladiator fight, Roman civilian life, and many others..

Nova Romans are preparing in spirit to the 8th Grand International Conventus of Nova Roma next year, to be held in Rome, during the great Parilia Festival (birthday of Rome, Natale di Roma /Italian/), which is an official festival event in Rome with Roman reenactors and cultural organizations assembling from all over the world.


P. Annaeus, one of our 4 consular tribunes, have just officially opened the LUDI APOLLINARES of Nova Roma. This has been his message TO YOU, FELLOW NOVA ROMANS:

“It is with the utmost pleasure that I hereby announce the official opening of the Ludi Apollinares for the year 2770 a.U.c. These Games are held in honor of the Sacred 20th Year of Nova Roma. The main ritual to Apollo will be performed on July 13 by Pontifex Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, but religious citizens can and should pray to Apollo each day from the opening to the closing.”

The Games will include three main events, articulated as follows:

1) A history contest, managed and organized by the most honorable Consular Tribune, C. Claudius Quadratus;
2) A special edition of Ipse Dixit, the recurring contest of the most honorable Consular Tribune, P. Annaeus Placidus, a contest about Latin quotations, starting tomorrow and ending on July 14.
3) A Virtual Chariot Race, to be run in a single five-lap race on July 13, organized by the same P. Annaeus Placidus, Consular Tribune.

Participation and subscription rules for all three events will be announced in the mailing lists of Nova Roma.


Happy Apollinaria to you all!

NOVA ROMA NEWS | 13 May | Lemuria Celebrated By NR

Quaestor and praefectus officio tribunicio praetorio of Nova Roma, pontifex Cn. Lentulus, governor of NR Pannonia and Italia, in an event of our allied Legio II Adiutrix, offered a cleansing ritual against the malevolent spirits, the Lemures, on the day of Lemuria, May 13, with amazing good signs (look at the pigeon during the offering of incense in the video below!). The ritual was not the domestic night ritual per se, but a generic cleansing ritual held for Lemuria in favor of Nova Roma and the Legio II Adiutrix. Our allied legion held this program as an official event of the Rákospalota Museum.

Watch the video by following this link:

LUDI NOVI ROMANI | Celebrating our 19th Anniversary


Provided for your entertainment in the name of the tribuni militum cos. pot., this is the program scheduled for the 19th Anniversary Ludi Novi Romani inaugurating the beginning of our Sacred 20th Year:

March 1-15: “C. IULIUS CAESAR” LITERAY CONTEST: entry until the Ides, 15 March
March 2-13: CERTAMEN POETICUM (poetry contest): entry until 13 March
March 3-15: CERTAMEN LATINUM (Latin contes): permanent entry
March 3-15: DEITY OF THE DAY (daily meditation on different deities)
March 4-14: REQUEST A PRAYER (a permanent wish-box): open until 14 March
March 10-15: LUDI CIRCENSES (virtual chariot races): entry until 6 March
March 10-15: MUNERA GLADIATORIA (virtual gladiatorial games): entry until 6 March


Happy Ludi Novi Romani to you, all, fellow Citizens!

Valete! Vivat Nova Roma annorum XIX!

EVENT PROGRAM | 19th Anniversary Parade of Nova Roma

Cn. Lentulus quaestor, praefectus of Italia and legatus pro praetore of Pannonia has announced the 19th Birthday Program for Nova Roma, a live event open to all. The 1st of March, the Concordialia is the celebration of the founding of Nova Roma in 1998, March 1, by Cassius and Vedius. This is the celebration of unity of all New Romans over the world. It will be held in the amphitheater of Aquincum (Budapest, Hunary), in the Nova Roman Provincia Pannonia. Date and time: 17:30 PM, March 1, 2017.

This 19th anniversary celebration of the Concordialia is very important because this event will be the Opening of the Sacred 20th Year of Nova Roma. On March 1st, we will open the Sacred 20th Year of Nova Roma: we place great hopes in that year in terms of change and renewal.

There will be 3 Roman legions present, 2 Nova Roman legions: the Legio XXI Rapax and the Cohors VI Carpathica, and 1 allied legion: the Legio II Adiutrix. There is a possibility that the Familia Gladiatoria (the oldest gladiator reenactor group in the world) will also be present with some members.


The programs will include a parade with march past of 3 legions in honor of the 19th Anniversary of Nova Roma and in honor of our Founders Cassius and Vedius, a pontifical ritual for the 19th birthday and for the 20th year of Nova Roma, for our renewal and glory, possibly a gladiatorial game, and a small banquet with Roman food and wine.

The amphitheater of Aquincum where the 19th Anniversary parade is going to take place.

All Nova Romans who will be around Budapest that time are invited to join the celebration. If you will be around, contact me, and we will see how we can help you.


This is the decree of the Collegium Pontificum about the meaning and importance of the 1st March Concordialia holiday:

“The Kalends of March shall be as the Concordialia the Dies Natalis Novae Romae (the Birthday of Nova Roma) included as Feriae Stativae into the pontifical perpetual calendar of Nova Roma, and each fifth year of Nova Roma shall be celebrated as a Sacred Year to Concordia. The ludi Novi Romani, celebrating the Concordialia as the founding of Nova Roma, thus alternatively called ludi Concordiales, shall be held each year from the Concordialia on the Kalends of March to the Feriae Annae Perennae on the Ides of March. The first day, the Concordialia, symbolizes the conception of Nova Roma on the Feriae Martis, the day of Mars, the Father of the Nova Roman nation, which day is also the Matronalia, the day of the Mothers, celebrating the growth of the Roman population by birth, as the day when the fatherly and motherly creative powers, united in Concord, in the Agreement of People in their utmost wish to revive and restore the populus Romanus, give birth to the new sons and daughters of Mars, the Nova Roman people of the Quirites. As the days grow from the Kalends to the Ides, being under the protection of Mars as Feriae Martis days, so does Nova Roma grow under the protection of Mars. Concluding with the Ides of March, sacred to Jupiter, Supreme God of the Roman people, the festivities reach the old New Year’s Day of the Romans, thus ending on the old day of new beginning, which is the Feriae of Anna Perenna, Goddess of the Year, Perennial Life and Eternity, the festival of longevity, representing the wish of the Nova Roman people for a perennial life of Nova Roma, and symbolizing that, by stopping the days of the ludi on Her day, Anna Perenna brings the celebration and the festive prayers of the Nova Romans with Herself towards eternity, and, under the custody of Anna Perenna, Nova Roma may live triumphantly forever.”

We encourage you to prepare for the Concordialia, 19th Birthday of Nova Roma and the beginning of our Sacred 20th Year, even if you cannot attend a live event. Prepare with a special Roman activity or program to honor our spiritual nation, Nova Roma.

LONG LIVE NOVA ROMA, soon 19 years of age!Long live the

Concordialia, the upcoming day of the unity of all Romans!

Long live the Sacred 20th year of Nova Roma, starting on the Kalends of March!