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January 27, 2021 at 10:02 pm #40709
Why? Because the Roman religion was based on adapting with the world and culture around it. Syncretism was at its core and this is heavily recorded. We work with likeminded people so we can incorporate their ideas into ours like how the original Romans did, we are not unique nor are we alone in what we do. We aren’t even the first Roman reconstructionists. So taking notes from more established and related groups (like the Hellenismos) would not only keep us more updated, but will see us move beyond a simple internet forum. Note that one of these groups does EXACTLY what we do and even they have seen the need to connect.
Additionally, we need brand recognition. How many groups are called “Roman Republic”, what are the odds that we are the first thing a CDR practitioner sees? Next to nil. Nova Roma is what they see first and we are even second when you look up “Roman Republic” (second to Res Publica, our own ally). A few collaborations gets our name across, people learn about us, and we get closer to becoming a legitimate entity in the public conscious, keep in mind the average person does not know anything outside of Christianity or Islam and believe we are just LARPers or reenactors. If we aren’t going in to learn, we should go in knowing that this makes us more recognizable or that we are aware of the very real issues people following ethnic religions face. If we do not contact likeminded people and stick to our own bubble, the only people aware of us are the ones in it, an echo chamber forms, no new ideas emerge, and we become like Nova Roma where they manage to have an online dictatorship and exodus because they were so consumed with their own niche.
The Republic has a lot to gain from them, unlike us, each group has been involved in the public eye. Unlike us, they have political representation. If we want legal recognition, it is common sense we at least take some notes and collaborate with them. A treaty does not mean we give up our autonomy. It does not mean we bend our knee to the Hellenes, Druids, or even Wiccans. It only means that we acknowledge we face the same problem and can pool our resources together. We can even influence them through our treaties if they are “too modern” and make them more traditional (like Byzantium Novum). Become a vanguard of traditional religion, perhaps. Nova Roma was the biggest reconstructionist movement of its time and still could not accomplish anything more than a few reenactments. It’s clear we need help.
As you have said, we have our own Declaration and goals. So do they. I am not saying we should outreach just for the sake of it, quite the opposite, we must use outreach as a tool to promote Romanitas. The problem we have, as Camillus stated once, was that many of our citizens did not actually practice CDR. That is fine. However, they are also not Latin speakers. This is fine as well. Surely they are at least Roman in tradition? Most likely not so. We still don’t have our Pontificum established because of their vote. If we show we are serious through treaties with equally serious organizations willing to work in the real world, we can get more serious contributing citizens. The organizations I listed were not mere forums, they are serious practitioners, some of which faced persecution for their faith (like the YSEE and Ellinais. Diplomacy is a tool to be used for our goals, we need to use it but carefully. We’ve already have two ends of the spectrum: Too conservative with Nova Roma and too liberal with Byzantium Novum. Which is why we need to be careful and stick to our Declaration to the “T”.
I am not sure which organization you are referring to, since I listed multiple. The MTR? They have become a founding member of the ECER, publishes its own newspaper, officiated (legally) multiple marriages under CDR, organizes its own conferences and is one of the biggest publishers of modern CDR works in Italy. The YSEE? The same. They founded the ECER, became the symbol of modern Hellenism, maintained traditional holidays in Greece and even holds them publicly, and is one of the biggest combatants against the discrimination of ethnic religions in Southern Europe. Both of them have contributed more to traditional faith than we have as a whole. We have only existed for a few years. Not even a newspaper like Byzantium Novum, or contributive essays like Nova Roma. The closest we got was the Sibylline Books proposal and even then we aren’t even sure if they are legitimate contemporary scriptures. We are just another Roman based forum to the rest of the world and CDR, we must change this. I am not saying we must reach out now, but in the future, we have to look towards the real world and similar movements to achieving our goals.December 8, 2020 at 3:08 pm #40566
Salve Saturninus, How do you say in latin “Thank you for your job!”? 🙂 If I may, I would suggest you to create an article in our Bibliotica Romana. It would be much easier to find these informations later.
To answer your first question: if only one person is thanking another person it is “Gratias tibi ago pro opere” (Thank you, I do, for your work), if it is multiple workers being thanked, tibi becomes vobis (I thank you all). If there are multiple people doing the thanking then ago becomes agimus (We thank you).
For the Bibliotica. That’s a good suggestion. Gratias tibi.November 30, 2020 at 9:13 pm #40458
Have no fear, Consul. I can do it.October 22, 2020 at 8:42 pm #40076
I personally think a Discord would be perfect. I am not the most active person in the forum and it’s a little odd to use on mobile so it would be nice to have something that at least provides more real time updates on what’s going on than occasionally popping in and out of the website, looking through the forums and updates to rinse and repeat.
I also know of a few good servers that teach Latin, Greek and Hebrew that may be of use to us.September 17, 2020 at 12:37 am #39762
1. Straight ahead.
apologies, it seems I am not receiving these emailsSeptember 11, 2020 at 10:21 pm #39576
Your desired movements based on your speed:
Straight ahead 5September 10, 2020 at 7:21 pm #39554
Speed: Change to 5, move to outer right.July 7, 2020 at 2:01 am #38578
I hope this is not an unwanted intrusion on an old topic; the whole map confuses me. Some provinces cross between countries, some merge random parts of other provinces while others are entire countries not to mention that most of Latin America and Africa are ignored entirely.
Especially in the New World where Florida is it’s own province whereas “Nova Hispania Citerior” covers the entirety of Mexico. Is this supposed to be based on demographics? Economics? Politics? Or did the names and borders look nice? I’d imagine it’d be a pain for the governor of Mexico to actually govern the entire province he has been given, the same for “Sarmatia” which has multiple countries within it. The names aren’t exactly bad, but it does seem as if some people wanted provinces to name rather than names for a province.