Discussion Paper: Denarius (Ӿ) as real currency

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Re: Discussion Paper: Denarius (Ӿ) as real currency

Postby Gaia Cassia Longina » Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:33 pm

We can incorporate modern and traditional - this will solve that problem! (: And since magistrates must pay their appointees, its a little like paying to have office.
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Re: Discussion Paper: Denarius (Ӿ) as real currency

Postby Publius Iunius Brutus » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:45 pm

Gaius Florius Lupus wrote:The idea of a salary for magistrates sounds unhistorical to me. In the old Republic the opposite was the case. A magistrate was expected to contribute with his own money to some public expenses like the organization of the ludi for example. Paying politicians for their job is a modern concept.


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Correct, not historical. But a modern concession to help drive the denrarii system. Running for office is not the most efficient way to receive denarii. The denarii award given to magistrates is much more of a stipend. It is awarded to recognize time and effort spent volunteering and to encourage excellence in office. In Ancient Rome holding office could be very lucrative, just not through official means. The stipend helps our magistrates pay and stimulate projects.

Modern concessions are needed, especially when considering the denarii system.

The most effective way to earn denarii is to donate to the Res Publica. That is purposeful, as these donations keep our services alive and active. Donations are made here, http://romanrepublic.org/civitas/denarii/purchasing
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Re: Discussion Paper: Denarius (Ӿ) as real currency

Postby Gaius Maecilius Ahenobarbus » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:40 pm

Salvete,

I agree, the salary is not what the old roman politician were about to expect when they were taking offices, but everybody knows that at their time the majority of the revenues of their office arrived from different forms of corruption. I think a sort of "salary", with the condition of working for the Res Publica (participating in the forum, organising discussions, developing their province etc etc) . This would increase the participation, the involvement and the creativity of the officers.
Plus, as the Consul said, this would develop the system a little bit.

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