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March 14, 2016 at 4:08 pm #778
This announcement is made on behalf of L. Hostilia Scaura
In accordance with LEX CURIATORUM: On the procedure for calling, attending and closing assemblies of the Roman People, the Comitia Centuriata is called to assemble on March 18, 2016.
i. The assembly is to start March 18, 2016 at 0800 CET
ii. Voting will start March 26, 2016 at 1200 CET
iii. The assembly will close April 4 at 2359 CET, voting will close at this time.
Because of an absence of Consuls and Praetors the meeting will be presided over by Lucia Hostilia Scaura in accordance with EDICTUM CURIATORUM: On the First Meeting of the Comitia Centuriata.
The Comitia Centuriata is called to elect the following magistrates:
The persons elected to the consulship will also be elected to the office of censor. This is outlined in, EDICTUM CURIATORUM: On the election of the first Consul and Censor.
No campaigning or intentions to declare candidacy are to be announced at this time.
A request for auspices has been made. The results will be posted here as soon as they are available.March 15, 2016 at 10:04 pm #3519
Anonymousquote Publius Iunius Brutus:
This should be put in a larger letter, bold and probably capitalized Brute, or else most people will miss it.March 15, 2016 at 10:14 pm #3520
Salve,quote numerius iulius dolabella:
Dolabella, in accordance with the Edictum curiatorum: On the First Meeting of the Comitia Centuriata, follows that:quote :
So, I think this quote from the edictum should give you a comprehensive answer to your question!March 16, 2016 at 1:19 am #3524
I realize that , I was at work and I only read part of the forum post , I apologize.March 16, 2016 at 1:27 am #3525
It happens, not your fault. I think it would be good if Brutus made it more evident because the notice is kind of hidden in the middle of the text. That would maybe prevent further mistakes ^^March 16, 2016 at 4:28 am #3529
Yes, Victor, good idea. I expect Brutus will add a Campaign Announcements folder here shortly, once we reach the actual campaign opening date. In the mean time, everyone who is interested in running for office should prepare a campaign speech to post.
I, myself, will probably not be standing for office, but I am thinking about passing out virtual ball caps with "Make Rome Great Again" on them, LOL!March 16, 2016 at 6:16 am #3531
As the chair of the upcoming Comitia Centuriata meeting, I am pleased to announce that the auspices were positive. A special thank you to citizen Gaius Tullius Valerianus for conducting the augury.quote :
The Comitia Centuriata will meet as planned on March 18, 2016.
A friendly reminder to all citizens. Please do not declare candidacy or start campaigning until the Comitia Centuriata meeting begins. Before this time, all campaign messages will be deleted.
L. HostiliaMarch 16, 2016 at 3:20 pm #3538
Anonymousquote Lucius Vitellius Triarius:
Lol That would be perfect Triari! And just one question that a lot of people might want to know also: Is there a limit to how many offices a person may candidate himself? As in, can someone simply put up candidacy to any of the offices offered and go with the one he won (if he won any election)?March 16, 2016 at 4:19 pm #3543
I have not heard the question of multiple candidacies discussed or addressed. I don’t know that there are any prohibitions on multiple candidacies, but I would think that ones Curriculum Vitae would weigh heavy in both the voter’s choice and candidate’s petition as to what point to enter into the traditional cursus honorum or whether to just jump in and take their chances. If it be a religious office, prior experience in the CD would certainly benefit a candidate, as would prior management experience for a public office. Personally, I think it would be better for one to look at their strengths and narrow their options in that decision, rather than to throw all the mud from the bucket on the wall and see what sticks.
Of course, it can always be like the US presidential election this year, where all the traditional concepts of election have been completely thrown out the back door, LOL!March 16, 2016 at 4:29 pm #3544
Anonymousquote Lucius Vitellius Triarius:
If I am made president, I promise to expel the turks from Constantinople, make a wall and have THEM pay for it! *Donald Trump mode on*March 16, 2016 at 5:55 pm #3551
ROFLMAO!March 17, 2016 at 7:25 pm #3567
I am thankful that the Nuntiatio (for the auspices I took) were posted here already. According at ancient Roman tradition, the Nuntiatio should be publicly announced by the augur, and I did not have time to do so on the Ides when I took the auspices (I was hosting a gathering of Romans at my house for the Feast of Anna Perenna that night), and the next day was a dies ater, so I did not have a chance to do so until now.
Just to be certain that there is no doubt, here is the augur’s pronouncement on the auspices for the Comitia Centuriata meeting:
~ Gaius Tullius ValerianusMarch 18, 2016 at 11:26 am #3575
Since the campaign has already begun, I have a few suggestions.
1) It would be appropriate if the start of the campaign announced the presiding magistrate (lictor curiatus magister Lucia Hostilia Scaura). Since the in ancient Rome, it was a tradition, it gives to assembly of our Republic more historical authenticity. Furthermore, in the opening speech of the presiding magistrate could officially announce the results of the auspices (yes, we already know the results, but it is necessary to declare them officially).
2) In his opening speech of the presiding magistrate is necessary to note some of the rules that will regulate the process of the campaign. Since this stage is not regulated by law or rules, in some cases, the Roman virtues or the maiorum do not give us a satisfactory answer about what to do in any given situation. For example, there have already been asked about whether it is possible to run simultaneously on multiple magistratures. That is, it is absolutely clear that for some, may not be entirely clear to others. Therefore, in my opinion, some basic rules should still sound in the speech of the presiding magistrate. If do not, soon will be other question, such as whether the candidate must notify the presiding magistrate of its desire to run for this or that office and how to do it practically (to send a private message or message publicly somewhere on this forum, or to run for one position, to withdraw, and then to run for another position.
3) In order to simplify the process of the campaign, as well as to help citizens to easily navigate in an event, it seems to me, should be prepare a special platform on the forum. On another topic, I offer a convenient model for the structure of the forum, so that some part can be borrowed (since the whole model was not used). We need to create a separate section on the forum. In this section, the presiding magistrate create a separate topic that is always attached at the top. The first post in this thread, the schedule of the first assembly of the Comitia Centuriata, as well as the basic rules and links to individual topics, where published applications and speech of candidates(indicating who and what position is running). Next, the individual reports should be published speech magistrate at each stage. This will help every citizen to navigate in what is happening. In the same topic citizens and candidates can ask the presiding magistrate to their questions. In the same section by the separate topics (which should also be secured at the top), must be placed candidates threads. In these topics the candidates declare their desire to run for a particular post. There should be placed the speech of candidates and other electoral material. In these topics, citizens can ask the candidates questions. Separate topic is to be created for public discussion between the citizens, this will correspond to the tradition and historical authenticity.
These are the first elections in the history of our Republic, so they should be carried out exemplary. The elections should be transparent and clear as possible for every citizen.March 18, 2016 at 2:27 pm #3581
I agree with Severe. And each Centuria should have a post for themselves so that the people of the Centurias can debate their votes and try and get a common denominator. I think so at leastMarch 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm #3582
Anonymousquote Gaius Atius Victor:
I discussed this with others. We feel that the centuries are small enough at the moment that such activity can be coordinated through privately contacting the two or three citizens assigned to your century. Many centuries have less than three people. I think this is a smart and reasonable course of action. I will be doing this myself for the candidates I endorse.
HostiliaMarch 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm #3584
I agree with you, Hostilia. Although the opinion of Victor is also reasonable. When I put forward my proposal, I thought about how to combine both of these points of view. So I proposed the creation of a separate section on the form and collect there all the materials and discussions related to the elections. In this section, it is enough to create one topic to general civil discussion. But if necessary, any citizen can create a separate topic in this section for own centuria for discussion. Thus, there is no need to create three dozen theme. If the discussion within the centuria really needed, then interested citizens themselves will be able to create a separate topic for their centuria. But we need to create a separate section on the forum, so that these topics are not dissolved in a variety of discussions on the "main forum".March 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm #3585
Anonymousquote Titus Flavius Severus:
Agreed Severe and Hostilia. It can become necessary for the larger younger Centuria (the one which contains a bit less then 1/3rd of our population), but for the rest it isnt quite necessary (unless private citizens think otherwise, then they could personally make the thread themselves). I agree to both in what you said.March 18, 2016 at 3:09 pm #3586
I will see what can be done. Good luck on your campaigns.
HostiliaMarch 18, 2016 at 3:12 pm #3588
Anonymousquote Lucia Hostilia Scaura:
Thank you Hostilia! And thank you for all your hard work! We will try to do our part as well ^^March 18, 2016 at 3:40 pm #3589
Anonymousquote Lucia Hostilia Scaura:
Hostilia, gratias tibi ago!
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