Past governments

For past governments before 2016, see the official old website:

 

 

Year: 2016 – Cn. Lentulo T. Domitio cos. ‡ MMDCCLXIX a.u.c.

 

Government in exile (1 January – 7 October, 2016, Cn. Lentulo T. Domitio cos. ‡ MMDCCLXIX a.u.c.)

  • Special Proconsul: Sex. Lucilius Tutor (1 January- 7 October)
  • Executive secretary of the Proconsul: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus
  • Legatus charged to lead the lawsuit: P. Porcius Licinus
  • Special advisors: Po. Minucia Strabo, C. Aurelius Suenseranus, A. Tullia Scholastica, C. Claudius Quadratus
  • Committee of the Liberators (various leaders, advisers and executives)

After the illegal coup d’état and the expulsion of the elected government, committed by the Cn. Iulius Caesar and L. Cornelius Sulla Felix, the law-abiding loyalist senators of Nova Roma gathered together and appointed, by a special senatus consultum ultimum, the exiled Consul, who was then by January just Proconsul, Sex. Lucilius Tutor, to lead the “Government In Exile Saving Nova Roma”. This temporary “liberation government” rallied all citizens of Nova Roma to re-establish their free Roman republican community and to return to the rule of law. P. Porcius Licinus, who as Tribune of the Plebs was expelled from Nova Roma alongside with the lawful government, led the negotiations with the corporate attorneys to put an end on the abuses of Caesar and Sulla, and managed to compel the illegal dictator Caesar to resign from his position. However, the Sulla-Caesar Coup Faction retained full control over the Senate (corporate board of directors), so the loyalist senators of Nova Roma had no other choice but to hold a separate session, free from the influence from the illegal dictator and his faction, and to find a way to create a lawful government for Nova Roma that would restore the res publica.

 

Interregnum (7 October – 22 October, 2016, Cn. Lentulo T. Domitio cos. ‡ MMDCCLXIX a.u.c.)

  • Interrex: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander (7 October – 22 October)

The Government In Exile was finally able to find a legal way (“legal” as defined by the internal republican legal system of Nova Roma) to hold a regular session of the Senate composed of the loyalist senators, and the free Senate of Nova Roma appointed Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander (Lentulus the Elder) as Interrex for 4 consecutive terms, with the restriction that he must appoint his filius familias, the experienced Nova Roma activist and legal expert, Lentulus the Younger as his Chief of Staff, and must employ his legal expertise to organize the transition from the informal “Government in Exile” to a formal and legal government of Nova Roma. Interrex Lentulus Alexander was given the mandate to restore the foundations of the democratic and lawful republican government and to elect the consuls for the year 2016. With the assistance of Lentulus filius, Interrex Lentulus Alexander completed all of his tasks and held democratic elections to elect the consuls according to the laws of Nova Roma.

Consular government (22 October – 31 December, 2016, Cn. Lentulo T. Domitio cos. ‡ MMDCCLXIX a.u.c.)

  • Consul: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander
  • Consul: T. Domitius Draco

During the course of October, the assembled loyalist citizens demanded that Lentulus the Younger should be elected as one of the two Consuls (as he was referred to by consensus as “the most productive leader in Nova Roma”), but after he refused to occupy this position because it would have been contrary to the status of his cursus honorum and thus against the mos maiorum, the senators and the leading citizens accepted a compromise that Lentulus would run for the consulship as a team with his pater familias, the former Interrex Lentulus Alexander, and if elected, he would lead the government as Chief of Staff again as it was done previously under the interregnum. There were 5 candidates for the consulship and a historical record participation in the elections. Elected as the new consuls for the few remaining months of the year were the former Interrex Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander and former government officer T. Domitius Draco. They created a new “temporary constitution” for the duration of the “Sulla-Caesar coup d’état” crisis: the lex Cornelia Domitia de re publica constituenda, which was enacted in December. This temporary legal framework enables Nova Roma to live and function in the current circumstaces when it is deprived from its Corporation (Nova Roma, Inc.) by Caesar, Sulla and their Coup Faction. With this historic breakthrough, the “non-corporate” civic body, the active community of Nova Roman citizens, became separate and independent from the Corporation of Nova Roma, just like at the time of the founding of Nova Roma in 1998.

By the end of December, as a result of the government of Consuls Cn. Lentulus Alexander and T. Domitius, the free community of Nova Roma became able to function and work as a res publica again, with a complete civic life. The lex Cornelia Domitia de re publica constituenda also provided that in the next critical year a government based on broad consensus guide the community of Nova Roma to increase citizen activism, cultural life and to lead the work of rebuilding Nova Roma.

 

Year: 2017 – Sex. Lucilio C. Claudio P. Annaeo Q. Catulo tr. mil. cos. pot. ‡ MMDCCLXX a.u.c.

 

Tribunician government (1 January – 14 October, 2017, Sex. Lucilio C. Claudio P. Annaeo Q. Catulo tr. mil. cos. pot. ‡ MMDCCLXX a.u.c.)

The non-corporate government of Nova Roma has been established and functioning according to the lex Cornelia Domitia de re publica constituenda. The Consular Tribunes (Co-Presidents), who also gave the name of this year, governed Nova Roma with the assistance of the Quaestors (Ministers).

  • Tribunus Militum Consulari Potestate: Sex. Lucilius Tutor
  • Tribunus Militum Consulari Potestate: C. Claudius Quadratus
  • Tribunus Militum Consulari Potestate: P. Annaeus Constantinus Placidus
  • Tribunus Militum Consulari Potestate: Q. Lutatius Catulus
  • Quaestor: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus
  • Quaestor: Gallio Velius Marsallas
  • Quaestor: L. Marius Vestinus
  • Quaestor: C. Petronius Africanus
  • Quaestor: Ti. Aurelius Longinus
  • Quaestor: Ti. Tarquitia Rasenna (until 4 June)
  • Quaestor: T. Furius Noctua
  • Quaestor: Cn. Rutilius Viminalis

Special commanders of the legions of Nova Roma:

  • Proconsul: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander
  • Proconsul: T. Domitius Draco
  • Legatus Pro Praetore: P. Porcius Licinus (commanding the legal fight)

The lex Cornelia Domitia de re publica constituenda is a temporary legal framework that enables Nova Roma to live and function in the current circumstaces when it is deprived from its Corporation (Nova Roma, Inc.) by Caesar, Sulla and their Coup Faction. The “non-corporate” civic body, i.e. the active community of Nova Roman citizens, is separate and independent from the Corporation of Nova Roma, just like at the time of the founding of Nova Roma in 1998. The lex Cornelia Domitia de re publica constituenda provides that this critical year the government has been based on broad consensus to guide the community of Nova Roma to increased citizen activism, cultural life and to lead the work of rebuilding Nova Roma. This collective government has been based on ancient Roman republican traditions, the office of the Tribuni Militum Consulari Potestate, which often was chosen as a form of government in time of crisis. This institution was re-introduced to Nova Roma to rebuild our community in 2017.

The consular tribunician government of the free citizens and free parts of Nova Roma has been working on the resolution of the crisis caused by the Sulla-Caesar Coup Faction, while making the other priority of the tribunician government to restore an energetic, active cultural and civic life to the Nova Roma community.

Interregnum (14 October – 28 October, 2017, Sex. Lucilio C. Claudio P. Annaeo Q. Catulo tr. mil. cos. pot. ‡ MMDCCLXX a.u.c.)

As a temporary measure due to the ceremonial requirements of the Completion of the Founding of the Nova Roman People, Nova Roma is currently governed by a series of Interreges (“Interim Presidents”) until 31 December, who are appointed by the Senate for 5 day terms of office which they can repeat. The Interrex has the same powers and duties as an ordinary Consul. The current non-corporate government of Nova Roma is established and functioning according to the lex Cornelia Domitia de re publica constituenda, and the laws and Constitution of Nova Roma. The name of the current year comes from the name of the former Consular Tribunes (Co-Presidents), who were in office from 1 January to 14 October.

The first interrex in the series, Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander, served for three consecutive terms (14-18, 19-23, 24-28 October). The second interrex was M. Minucius Audens, he also served for three consecutive terms (29 October – 2 November, 3-7, 8-12 November). The third interrex was in fact an interregina, the first female interrex in world history: A. Tullia Scholastica. She served for three consecutive terms from 13-17, 18-22, 23-27 November). The fourth, Gallio Velius Marsallas, one of the first citizens of Nova Roma, and praefectus of the oldest Nova Roman legion, the legio XXIV Media Atlantia governed Nova Roma between 28 November – 12 December, for three terms. The fifth Interrex was again Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander, between 13-17, 18-22, 23-27 and 28-31 December, four terms of interregnum. After him, the new Consuls took over.

The follow is the record for the first interregnum:

The first interrex, Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander, served for three consecutive terms (14-18, 19-23, 24-28 October). He exercised his power through his deputy, the praefectus rei publicae (on the ancient model of praefectus urbi) assigned to manage the day-to-day state affairs.

The Interrex governed Nova Roma with the assistance of the Quaestors (Ministers) and with a government staff.

  • Interrex: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander
  • Quaestor: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, praefectus rei publicae
  • Quaestor: Gallio Velius Marsallas
  • Quaestor: L. Marius Vestinus
  • Quaestor: C. Petronius Africanus
  • Quaestor: Ti. Aurelius Longinus
  • Quaestor: T. Furius Noctua
  • Quaestor: Cn. Rutilius Viminalis

Special commanders of the legions of Nova Roma:

  • Proconsul: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander
  • Proconsul: T. Domitius Draco
  • Legatus Pro Praetore: P. Porcius Licinus (commanding the legal fight)

 

Interregnum (29 October – 12 November, 2017, Sex. Lucilio C. Claudio P. Annaeo Q. Catulo tr. mil. cos. pot. ‡ MMDCCLXX a.u.c.)

The second interrex was M. Minucius Audens, he was serving for three consecutive terms (29 October – 2 November, 3-7, 8-12 November).

The Interrex governed Nova Roma with the assistance of the Quaestors (Ministers) and and with a government staff.

  • Interrex: M. Minucius Audens
  • Quaestor: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, praefectus officio praetorio
  • Quaestor: Gallio Velius Marsallas
  • Quaestor: L. Marius Vestinus
  • Quaestor: C. Petronius Africanus
  • Quaestor: Ti. Aurelius Longinus
  • Quaestor: T. Furius Noctua
  • Quaestor: Cn. Rutilius Viminalis

Special commanders of the legions of Nova Roma:

  • Proconsul: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander
  • Proconsul: T. Domitius Draco
  • Legatus Pro Praetore: P. Porcius Licinus (commanding the legal fight)

 

Interregnum (13 – 27 November, 2017, Sex. Lucilio C. Claudio P. Annaeo Q. Catulo tr. mil. cos. pot. ‡ MMDCCLXX a.u.c.)

The third interrex was in fact an interregina, the first female interrex in world history: A. Tullia Scholastica. She was serving for three consecutive terms from 13-17, 18-22, 23-27 November).

The Interregina governed Nova Roma with the assistance of the Quaestors (Ministers) and with a government staff.

  • Interregina: A. Tullia Scholastica
  • Quaestor: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, praefectus officio praetorio
  • Quaestor: Gallio Velius Marsallas
  • Quaestor: L. Marius Vestinus
  • Quaestor: C. Petronius Africanus
  • Quaestor: Ti. Aurelius Longinus
  • Quaestor: T. Furius Noctua
  • Quaestor: Cn. Rutilius Viminalis

Special commanders of the legions of Nova Roma:

  • Proconsul: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander
  • Proconsul: T. Domitius Draco
  • Legatus Pro Praetore: P. Porcius Licinus (commanding the legal fight)

 

Interregnum (28 November – 12 December, 2017, Sex. Lucilio C. Claudio P. Annaeo Q. Catulo tr. mil. cos. pot. ‡ MMDCCLXX a.u.c.)

The fourth Interrex was Gallio Velius Marsallas, one of the first citizens of Nova Roma, and praefectus of the oldest Nova Roman legion, the legio XXIV Media Atlantia. Interrex Gallio Velius Marsallas governed Nova Roma with the assistance of the Quaestors (Ministers) and with a government staff.

  • Interrex: Gallio Velius Marsallas
  • Tribunus plebis: C. Tullius Valerianus Germanicus
  • Tribunus plebis: M. Martianius Lupus
  • Tribunus plebis: A. Vergilius Figulus
  • Tribunus plebis: M. Claudius Nero
  • Tribunus plebis: Q. Arrius Nauta
  • Quaestor: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, praefectus officio praetorio interregis
  • Quaestor: L. Marius Vestinus
  • Quaestor: C. Petronius Africanus
  • Quaestor: Ti. Aurelius Longinus
  • Quaestor: T. Furius Noctua
  • Quaestor: Cn. Rutilius Viminalis

Special commanders of the legions of Nova Roma:

  • Proconsul: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander
  • Proconsul: T. Domitius Draco
  • Legatus Pro Praetore: P. Porcius Licinus (commanding the legal fight)

 

Interregnum (28 November – 12 December, 2017, Sex. Lucilio C. Claudio P. Annaeo Q. Catulo tr. mil. cos. pot. ‡ MMDCCLXX a.u.c.)

The fifth Interrex, who served as the last in the series who lead the interim government, was again Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander, who was to publish the Confirmation of the Declaration of Nova Roma and our complete contract with the gods establishing the basic requirements of the sacra publica of Nova Roma. Lentulus Alexander governed Nova Roma between 13-17, 18-22, 23-27 and 28-31 December, four terms of interregnum. After him, the new Consuls took over.

  • Interrex: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander
  • Aedilis plebis: Ti. Fabius Nepos
  • Aedilis plebis: M. Iulius Camillus
  • Tribunus plebis: C. Tullius Valerianus Germanicus
  • Tribunus plebis: M. Martianius Lupus
  • Tribunus plebis: A. Liburnius Hadrianus
  • Tribunus plebis: L. Marius Vestinus
  • Tribunus plebis: C. Octavius Tranquillus

Special commanders of the legions of Nova Roma:

  • Proconsul: Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Alexander
  • Proconsul: T. Domitius Draco
  • Legatus Pro Praetore: P. Porcius Licinus (commanding the legal fight)