One year ago on this day (March 1) the patrician citizens of this Republic signed the Declaration (http://www.romanrepublic.org/wip/declaration.html
). This act of unity, hope and civic virtue founded the Roman Republic! This act built upon the legacy created by one of our founders, Marcus Octavius Gracchus, who in 1998 launched the start of modern efforts to restore the ancient Roman Republic. Today the Roman Republic proudly carries on the efforts of citizen Marcus Octavius Gracchus!
For the history of the Republic may the following founding citizens be honored for their vision, hope and virtue in signing our Declaration.
Aulus Aelius Volusus
Gaius Atius Victor (founding Praetor)
Gaius Claudius Quadratus
Gaius Florius Lupus
Gaius Quinctius Flamininus
Lucia Hostilia Scaura (founding Lictrix)
Lucius Curtius Philo (founding Praetor)
Lucius Vitellius Triarius (founding Princeps Senatus and Lictor)
Marcus Flavius Celsus (founding Curule Aedile)
Marcus Octavius Gracchus (founder of Roman Restorationism)
Numerius Iulius Dolabella (founding Quaestor)
Publius Iunius Brutus (founding Consul and Lictor)
Tiberia Salvia Albina
Titus Asinius Dento
Titus Flavius Severus(founding Consul)
One year ago Roman Restorationism was in decline. There was no unity, and much fighting and lack of virtue. From this darkness came this great act, an example for us all! My good friend, Censor Brutus, always reminded me that action is more important than talk. So now allow me to recall our actions of the past twelve months.
I. The Declaration of the Roman Republic was signed creating a positive framework to restore our old traditions.
II. The Roman Republic was the only organization to hold undisputed elections. Hundreds of citizens voted and elected a full compliment of magistrates.
III. The rejuvenation of the Sacra Publica began. Public ceremonies are occurring with increasing frequency and new sacerdotes are taking on the caretaking responsibilities between mortals and the Gods.
IV. The Societas Numea has created a well researched ceremonial template for the Sacra Publica
V. Citizenship has gone from 0 to 306
VI. An active Senate was founded
VII. Several active gentes were founded and growing
VIII. The first face-to-face meeting occurred in Nova Gallia
IX. Over $2000 dollars was raised in our first ten months
X. The foundation of a modern Roman legal system has been established
XI. With the skills of many dedicated citizens a modern online presence for the Republic was established
XII. Multiple provinces were created which are beginning the process of developing regional communities of Romans
What a glorious year! We have cause to celebrate!
Lex Claudia states that games are to be held to honor this founding, the Patrician order who created the Declaration, the Res Publica Romana, and the Capitoline and Archaic Triads (Iupiter, Iuno, Minerva, Mars, and Quirinius).
These games will Run from March 3rd to 10th.The first game is as follows:
Create a piece of visual artwork (photo, picture, video) that honors the founding of the modern Republic.
This art should highlight our past and hopes for the future. It shall be judged by one of our key founders, Censor P. Iunius Brutus.
The prize will be 80 denarii for 1st, 40 denarii for second, 20 denarii for third. 2nd and 3rd place prizes will only be awarded if there are more than 6 entries. There can only be one entry for each citizen. The 1st place winner will also get an additional special prize mailed to them and donated by the sponsor of these games, Censor P. Iunius Brutus. Lastly, the first 1st prize winner will be honored as such on their citizenship profile page.
All entries should be uploaded to this thread by March 10th.ADDITIONAL HELP NEEDED FROM A SACERDOS
On March 3rd a ceremony in honor of Iupiter, Iuno, Minerva, Mars, and Quirinius should be held for the ludi. If a recognized Sacerdos can assist with doing such a ceremony on behalf of the Republic and post a detailed report here in the forum they shall be compensated with 50 denarii for their service. If a video of this ceremony is provided 80 denarii shall be given. This ceremony should follow the approved format of the Societas Numea - . My thanks in advance to our dedicated cultores.