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June 14, 2021 at 7:11 pm #41324
Dear tribune. Your veto, even if it were effective, would not change anything. “What is dead cannot die.” This hasn’t worked for several years. This proposal only removes the picture from the citizen’s profile, nothing more. The status of the priests of these people, from the point of view of the Roman Religion, is nothing. You are wasting your time. I say this with the best of intentions. I myself was a tribune. The biggest violation here is that the procedure was chosen incorrectly. The Senate had to ask the collegium, and after receiving the answer, make the appropriate decision. But even this is not worth attention, since it does not entail any consequences at all, especially since people themselves began to refuse this status.June 14, 2021 at 7:03 pm #41323
Instead, we need to examine everything related to the provinces. Why are they not active? How do we make them active? Do the borders make sense? Do we have too many?
Similarly, we need to look at the collegia in the same manner.
One way or another, this has already been done more than once. Shortly before you, Proconsul Severus wrote to the Senate about this. The point is that the government of the republic for several years has absolutely nothing to offer, except for the issuance of new rules in order to motivate people to work within the province or college. The required number of people do not want to work in these formats, because it is pointless and does not bring any benefit at all, a waste of time, money and effort. We, Sarmatians, have been talking about this for years, but from year to year mistakes are repeated, and any undertakings predictably end in failure. Such a failure can be observed now. Look at Sarmatia. We are the only and best living province in the republic. But what’s the point? I can communicate and interact with my fellow countrymen, without a province, just as I can communicate and interact with people of interest without a college. I can do it and I do it. Sarmatia exists only thanks to our provincial leaders, if not for them, the Republic would have lost its only real province long ago. Administrative powers won’t help here. People need to be interested, really interested, but the republic has absolutely nothing to offer people. If it were, it would have been done a long time ago.January 10, 2021 at 6:44 pm #40687
My English is bad, so I’ll be brief:
1. Auspices are divided into unsolicited (oblativa) and requested (impetrativa).
2. If you are talking about ritual, you mean the requested auspices (impetrativa).
3. Requesting a sign requires a ritual. Auspices are a ritual in itself, it is not part of another ritual, it is an independent sacred action, with its own purpose. The purpose of the auspices is simple, to get an answer as to whether any action is beneficial to the divine will or not. The question of favors is asked about something specific. And there are only two answers.
4. The types of auspices in the Roman religion are strictly defined, even the ritual actions themselves are described. I believe that in general terms the rules for public auspices apply to private auspices. So, for example, extraneous noise, including during broadcasting, can nullify your auspices.
5. The tarot and oracles are not compatible with the classical auspices I am talking about, since the types of such are defined, and there are no such objects.
6. To perform auspices, you must have at least a basic understanding of the subject and minimal knowledge. What you are going to do is fortune telling, and it is not actually connected with the auspices of the Roman religion as a specific system of rituals.
7. Auspices are not show or entertainment; they are an act of piety.September 18, 2020 at 1:32 pm #39784
I accept this offer and status with honor and gratitude to the Senate and the People of Rome.September 17, 2020 at 3:32 pm #39766
Junius Brutus, it is obvious that Flavius Nerva touched on a completely different topic, and it concerns both history and jurisprudence. What you, Junius Brutus, wrote in response to Flavius Nerva, is actually a translation of the topic in a different direction, it is suitable for those who do not understand the history and what is happening in the Roman republic.
The indignation of Flavius Nerva is due to the fact that the comitia of the curiata is an infinitely powerful body that can repeal the laws passed by the national assembly. The point is not about what the law was about, the point is that the law passed by the People’s Assembly was canceled by the kuriyata comitia by a simple decision. This is a complete historical absurdity and violation of all the rules on which the republican system was built.
The very fact that the comitia of the curiata is capable of repealing the laws passed at the national assembly turns it into an almighty body, violates any system of checks and balances, destroys the very idea of republican rule. This was not the case in historical Rome. This simply could not be in Republican Rome.
If the comitia of the curiata can repeal a law passed by the people’s assembly, then what is the point of voting at all? What is the point in the electoral system, if all decisions can be canceled by the committee of the curia, and in return any decisions can be made on any issue. Flavius Nerva quite rightly said that in such a position of the comitia of the curiata, all other organs such as popular assemblies, the Senate, magistrates, elections, these are just decorations, something completely optional, as if disguising the power of the only real authority – the curiata comitia. The Senate and the people of Rome are now like children who are allowed to play in their sandbox by the comitia of the curiata.
The Republic had a system of checks and balances. For example, the Senate could not meet by itself, this required a magistrate. The magistrate was elected by the popular assembly, which also could not meet by itself. The comitia is the assembly of the people. Our comitia curiata is not a gathering of the people, because the people are not represented there. The first composition of the comitia of the curiata appointed itself, the composition of the comitia itself elects new members, while the comitia assembles of its own accord. What is historically correct in this and similar to a real curiate comitia? Nothing. It is simply an omnipotent and unhistorical body that has been named the comitia of the curiata.
Junius Brutus, I am a historian, your answer to Flavius Nerva may mislead those who do not know Roman history, but this does not work with the Sarmatians, we are well versed in history, well enough to understand the essence of the problem.
Me and Flavius Severus, during the election of the Master Lictor to the comitia of the Curiata, wrote that it was important, the citizens did not hear us, everyone thought that this was just another empty talk of the Sarmatians. But we drew attention to the omnipotence and redundancy of the power of the comitia of the curiata, but again they did not hear us. Junius Brutus, you yourself removed the Sarmatians from their posts in the kuriat comitia, you introduced your majority there, you created a lobby there. But this is not just a lobby, it is a lobby in the only organ of the Roman Republic that has real powers. You are the real ruler, you may not have a title, but the title is not important. Perhaps there would have been no problems, but the comitia under your control made the wrong decisions, which you proposed. If there was at least some balance of power in the comitia of the curiata, then we would have talked about this problem much later, there are other things, but there is no balance, there is simply your majority, which, as recent events have shown, you are carefully trying to preserve.
Why can’t I see anything like this in Nova Roma? Where is the omnipotent comitia of the curiat? Where is the comitia the Senate princeps can gather?
If the comitia of the curiata has the power to repeal laws, then what is the point in Flavius Severus’s draft of the Code, if this entire Code can be canceled at any time by a simple decision of the comitia of the curiata? If you, Junius Brutus, have a bad mood or a new “brilliant” reformatory idea, as with colleges and families, you will collect a comitia curiata and simply abolish this code. What’s stopping you? You will vote “for”, your wife, and your two comrades, and the opinion of the remaining two Sarmatians, as always, will mean nothing. This destroys confidence in the organization and the future. No guarantees, because everything depends on you. Now in Nova Roma there is no such thing, they made a conclusion from the past, and the Roman Republic did not draw conclusions, because all power is in the hands of one person. What then is the point of working for a project of one person and not having any guarantees that the mistakes of this person will not be postponed in the future? Where does the belief in the future come from in this organization?September 14, 2020 at 7:08 am #39700
I would call this a question of renovationism, which we, as a community, will touch upon constantly, since we do not have a single position on the permissibility of renovationism and its limits.
The simplest position is not to allow renovationism at all, this would remove many questions and controversial points. If we allow renovationism, then the question will arise regarding its limits, and this will be an even more scandalous process than disputes over renovationism.
The cult of the Vesta is directly related to the hearth, this is so. However, this cult itself bears archaic features, and it is within the framework of these archaic features that the concept of the hearth exists as a refuge for an ordered, “good” fire. The Romans did not know the concept of a hearth without fire. Remove the fire from the hearth and the hearth will lose its essence. Scrambled eggs can be cooked on stones baked in the sun, but this does not mean that it will be a hearth.
And then and now the fire, the flame has for what some kind of inner meaning, filling. In turn, it is fire that gives the hearth here the spiritual meaning that the Romans put into it.
Even now, in our time, the fire at the Olympic Games is not replaced with light bulbs or diodes, yes, the fire is supported by modern methods, but this is good old fire, not renovationist inventions.September 9, 2020 at 3:17 pm #39510
I will admit the manner in which the old collegia was folded into the current was hasty and incorrect. We should have consulted these groups. If I held the office of consul today and was faced with the situation of 2019, I like to believe this is what I would have done. So as a current praetor, and past consular tribune, I extend my apologies to the volunteers of the disbanded Legio XI Claudia Pia Fidelis.
Finally it happened. I am glad of this, glad that the mistake of the past is recognized and realized. Thank. This is important for us. It should have happened a long time ago, but I’m glad that now it has happened. I will convey your words to our compatriots.September 8, 2020 at 2:51 pm #39456
Salve and greetings from Legio XIIII GMV
Salve, nice to see another person actually doing historical reenactment.)September 7, 2020 at 8:28 am #39374
Welcome back!September 7, 2020 at 7:42 am #39373
This is an interesting question. The Republican Legion is the brainchild of the Sarmatians. We have spent considerable effort on this project. When the well-known lobby unilaterally destroyed all collegiums, the collegium of the 11th Legion was destroyed. That is why the actions of the lobby, led by Brutus, to destroy, including the collegium of the 11th Legion, caused such violent indignation of the Sarmatians. It was because of this that we stopped working on the reconstruction of the legion, because the republic destroyed the legion, so we began to reconstruct another direction, not related to Rome and the republic, so that our efforts would not be destroyed again. The republic not only destroyed the collegia, it destroyed the very interest in reconstruction within the republic.
Who is its designated leadership?
Titus Flavius Severus
What are their bylaws?
The rules of the destroyed collegium “11th Legion” were the rules of the Republican Legion.
How do citizens join?
The collegium is destroyed by the lobby, there is no collegium – people have nowhere to join.
Is this group still active?
That which is dead because it is destroyed cannot be active. Memory lives in Sarmatians.
If so, what assistance or support can we of the Roman Republic provide?
For starters, the Republic, represented by its officials, can admit that the unilateral, uncoordinated, destruction of the 11th Legion College was a mistake. Then you can bring formal apologies to the team whose work was destroyed, and say that such a mistake will never happen again. If this is done, then our team is ready to consider the possibility of reviving work in this direction, especially since we have great ideas on this matter.July 31, 2020 at 6:44 pm #39081
It seems to me that many do not understand that not every public ritual is a Sacra Publica ritual.
The public ritual is not absolutely identical with the Sacra Publica ritual. The Sacra Public ritual is performed by a certain person, at a certain time, in a certain place, in a certain order, it is carried out on behalf of the civitas. If at least one of these elements is missing from the ritual, it is no longer the Sacra Publica ritual. You can carry out as many public rituals as you want, call them Sacra Public rituals, but the truth is that this will not make such rituals really Sacra Publica.
In antiquity, there were also large temples built by private individuals and large public religious rituals, but these were not the rituals of Sacra Publica, simply because these were initiatives of individual citizens or groups of citizens, and these events did not fit all the elements of Sacra Publica.July 21, 2020 at 9:02 pm #38863
This month we have taken the first steps towards reestablishing sacra publica and the pax deorum. The first public altar has been raised on the west coast of America. Three more are planned, one more on the east coast of America and two in Europe.
Over the past years, as well as the last few months, we have not come close to making public sacra and achieving pax deorum at all. None of the public sacra rituals are performed correctly. Even the elected consuls did not come to the senate and did not give an account of the signs. We are also as far from pax deorum as a year or two ago.
But the erection of altars alone is not enough to restore sacra publica. The cultus deorum is an orthopraxic tradition. This means an action is the most essential aspect. Words and acts predominate.
Not a single altar was erected correctly. The altar of Senator Brutus is not a sacra publica altar, it does not have the property of a sacer, it is a profanus, and nothing more. The only altar, which is being erected according to all the rules of the sacra publica, will be located in the oppidum Aquilo in Sarmatia. We are working on this for the second year, we plan to complete the work within the end of this year or next year. It will be the only altar in the world with the “sacer” property. The question is that a magistrate with an imperium is needed for proper ritual and other procedures, such as land allocation. In the Roman Republic, the Sarmatians do not have such a magistrate; people from America or Western Europe are unlikely to go to our Northern regions to do rituals. Senator Flavius Severus is a praetor (magistrate with an imperium) in Nova Roma, meaning he can perform the procedure on behalf of the civitas Nova Roma; on behalf of the civitas of the Roman Republic, now there is no such possibility, since there is no imperium, in addition, the current magistrates were elected by comitia convened by the princeps of the senate, that is, they have a defective imperium, this may affect the quality of the ritual. At the same time, the Censor died in Nova Roma, this is a very bad sign. Therefore, the Sarmatians are at a crossroads, and I would like to believe that the Roman republic is not only interested in this unique and epoch-making project, but will also actively help.
Soon, when we resolve the issue of land ownership, we will decide what to do next, either work on this project with the Roman Republic, or do a project within the framework of Nova Roma. This is not a question of politics or relationships between organizations, it is just a pragmatic necessity, because we want to really comply with all the formalities, all the little things, everything that is possible.July 21, 2020 at 8:10 pm #38862
I read Furius Camillus’s post, it discouraged me. My compatriots write about something completely different. After reading what is written, I have two questions:
Oh, I doubt very much that Consul Furius Camillus will give you anything sensible. You are offered to be active, to do something, to pay membership fees, to make ideas to life, and in return you get nothing. If it were not for the hope of an authentic recreation of the sacra public, I would probably have already left. This gives me hope.
Everyone will be interested: Arx-Templum-Urbs is preparing to start minting coins. Another idea will be used on the side, but not in the republic. It remains to applaud the Sarmatians, though they were former, for the fact that they develop large projects on their own while international organizations stand still to no avail.July 6, 2020 at 6:11 pm #38567
The pursuit of Sacra Public is good. Trying to recreate Ludi’s key religious element is also good. Good things end there.
Smart people, if they don’t know something or doubt something, in order to do something well and avoid mistakes, they consult with specialists. Otherwise, you must be prepared for reasoned criticism.
If you call something Sacra Publica, it does not mean at all that it is Sacra Publica, just because you want it. The point is that if you can’t perform the Sacra Publica correctly, then it’s better not to take it at all, because you simply deliberately break the ritual.
“This ceremony is performed on behalf of the entire community who identify as Romans today.”
There is no such thing – “who identify as Romans today”. There is Civitas. Roman Civitas. The ritual is performed on it`s behalf. A Roman is not one who identifies himself in this way; a Roman is one who is a member of the Roman Civitas.
“This ceremony is performed by a recognized sacerdos (priest) of the Roman Republic.”
I think you should see who performed the ritual in reality, in Roman history. I hope you realize that a ritual that is not properly performed, including if it is performed by an inappropriate person, is a vicious ritual? There is no benefit from it, only harm, and harm to the whole of Civitas. Do not you think that with your actions you can simply harm Civitas in a sacred way?
“anyone has the opportunity to participate in this ceremony for the sacra publica!”
Anyone can not participate in the ritual, people can be present at the production of the ritual, if this is established by tradition.
And here is Sacra Publica and personal donations, any wishes for money? Those who come up with this generally understand what Sacra Publica is? Or in the pursuit of monetization and money, did you decide to cross out the historical tradition? Stop taking the example of TEMPLUM, what they do with their donations and monetization is not Sacra Public at all. Sacra Pablica is a relationship between Civitas and the Gods, where no place for individual citizens, their names and wishes for money?
How are you going to perform the Sacra Public if you simply do not have properly prepared and consecrated places of worship? In principle, this alone is enough to say that this approach is not an act of Sacra Publica, it is a role-playing game based on Roman ludi games theme.
Maybe I’m wrong and you show me historical sources or scientific works that confirm the correctness of your point of view, where specific rituals of Sacra Publica are displayed, such as you are trying to do. But something tells me that there is nothing like that. You just came up with the ceremony and decided to pass it off as Sacra Public.
Well, in the end, what kind of arbitrariness is this? I mean a unilateral unauthorized decision to transfer money to an outside organization. The Senate is the manager of funds (budget), why did you decide what proportion of the funds raised and what needs would be used? Did you decide it yourself? I am a Senator, and I do not see something that the Senate is considering this issue. You didn’t even bother to agree on this issue informally.
Seriously, with this approach, it would be better if you didn’t do anything at all. Once again I am convinced that almost no one here remembers what the Cortus Deorum Romanorum is. You play the game, you are not serious, you distort the rituals so easily that I feel uneasy at the mere thought of how easily you neglect the rules and principles of the Roman Religion.July 4, 2020 at 9:41 pm #38552
“Too bad for your website! I think a website is a great medium to share your passion with the rest of the world and to give people the envy to do the same.”
This is a pretty moot point, my friend. We had a website, it didn’t pay off. The site is just a tool, in our situation, it is an inefficient tool. A group in a social network and chat conversation are easier, more convenient and more effective.
“It would have been also an excellent opportunity to promote the Republic…”
Everything rests on the language issue. Promotion of the Republic in our region requires the translation of a significant part of the materials, at least into Russian. However, the Republic in the person of the government does not seek to resolve this issue. People come to the Republic through the Provincial community, virtually no one comes directly, because the site of the Republic for the majority of the inhabitants of our region is anyway that it is written in Chinese, that is, it is generally incomprehensible and uninteresting.
“So, the land you bought in the far east of Russia is now an Eastern Roman (Byzantine) forward position?”
Land in the Far East was chosen for a number of reasons, including because it is close to America, approximately the same distance from Europe. It was the implementation of the declaration of the republic. The republic and citizens did not show interest in the project. Our province could not have mastered the settlement project alone. Since the republic was not in demand for the project, we had to abandon the land.
We managed to get land in central Russia, and we are developing our Middle Ages project there, we are actively cooperating with Byzantium Novum. The construction of the fortress began there. We regularly carry out historical reconstruction events on this site, and last year we organized a very large festival there. A pandemic spoiled plans this year.
Here is a photo – a small part of the participants in our project, as well as part of the fortress:
Almost all the people in the photo are Sarmatians, who are citizens of the Roman Republic. All these people could continue to engage in antique reconstruction within the republic. But in recent years, the Republic, mainly represented by the government, has convincingly shown the Sarmatians that the Republic is not interested in the development of reconstruction, and our province is something like a gathering of second-class people, whose opinion is not necessary to take into account. The photo shows the results of such a policy. In fact, in recent years, those in power have destroyed the direction of historical reconstruction, turning Sarmatians away from the Republic, but in return these people could not create absolutely nothing.
Your questions evoked memories in me. I got the feeling that the Republic did not really support a single successful project. It is sad. When the Sarmatians offer ideas, they are not interested in the Republic. When later the same idea is put into practice by other organizations and they benefit from it, it seems to me that the Republic is going the wrong way, turning the wrong way.June 23, 2020 at 9:58 am #38333
Recently, the topic of the imperium has become popular, so I decided to write about this. In Sarmatia, we had discussions about this, and we came to a consensus. What is an imperium in general? Is it permissible to reduce the imperium to power over life and death, as a key element?
We must understand that for the сivitas of the Romans, public religion and public authority were inseparable, this is clearly illustrated by the example of the Senate, as a key and coordinating organ of religion, and magistrates, as the highest performers of worship. At the same time, public law acted as a regulator of religion. The customs of the ancestors were the source of public law, and the formalism and ritualism of the Roman religion itself is a characteristic of the formalism and ritualism of public law. Therefore, the imperium itself, as an element of public authority and a public cult, should be considered as a category of public law, this is its essence. The imperium is heterogeneous in nature, it differs in its strength, purpose, tasks, and even action in space. Comparing different imperiums with each other, we easily come to the conclusion that power over life and death is not at all a criterion that determines the imperium. For example, a commission of ten for creating laws of 12 tables had an imperium, possessing essentially consular power, however, this imperium was limited to the tasks of the commission, and not to decisions on the issue of life and death, commander’s tasks, and so on. Certain dictators, for example, the dictator, who was appointed for the ritual for driving a nail, had the same special imperium. At the same time, we should recall the aedil empire as an ordinary magistracy. All this indicates that the power over life and death does not determine the existence of the imperium, and also that the imperium is a legal category, because the volume of the imperium is determined by public law, as well as its type and purpose. The same public legal norms determine the action of the imperium in space and in terms of persons, because the right of appeal of a Roman citizen to the national assembly directly limits the implementation by the magistrate of his imperium (including the right to life and death of a citizen). Thus, public law not only defines the imperium, but also creates the framework and restrictions for the imperium. Remember how lictors take hatchets out of fascines when a magistrate enters the Сity’s borders, and remember why they do this — this is a visible expression of the diminution of their imperium within the City.
Imperium is a legal category. It can be recreated. But, as Severus correctly says, for this you need to recreate the civitas, because public law is the rules and norms due to which the civitas functions and exists. Without civitas, there will be no public law, without public law there will be no imperium. Now we have only a community from which we can and should create a civitas.
Regarding lictors. These are signs of power (of the imperium), such as a special toga, a curule chair, etc. … the signs are important, however, their absence does not destroy the power itself or the imperium. I believe that this is directly related to what the Sarmatians have been talking about for a long time – mainly those who could not even gather a community around look for magistracy, therefore it is not surprising that they cannot even hypothetically find lictors, because they basically there are no people nearby, just as some governors have fewer people in the province than there should be lictors and governor headquarters workers. Yes, this needs to be changed, but this is not critical in the circumstances, because the absence of insignia does not destroy the imperium.June 22, 2020 at 3:54 pm #38331
Our community does not have a site, it is not necessary. Many years ago, the reenactment community associated with Sarmatia had a site: https://legioxi-cl-p-f.3dn.ru/, but it was abandoned as unnecessary. Since then, we have not made the site specifically for the community, because it exists inside the province (by and large, this is the province), and secondly, there is a language problem, we communicate in Russian, that is, it is not interesting for foreign speakers, thirdly, when almost everyone knows each other personally, the meaning of the site disappears, just groups for coordination are enough, for this we use a social network, an analogue of Facebook.
As I already said, we tried to reach the level of the whole Republic with historical reconstruction, but we did not see a lively and active interest, that is, our efforts were not in demand. And due to the crisis of the Republic and helplessness, two years ago we completely changed the direction of historical reconstruction to the themes of the 12-13th century – Byzantium and the Levant. And our work in a new field is damn successful! This is significant because Roman reenactment was connected with the province, the people of Sarmatia were disappointed and upset by the events in the Republic, because of this, interest in Roman reenactment was lost, people took up more promising directions.
Nevertheless, the collection of sources, knowledge and experience of our community have not disappeared, this is an excellent bonus and asset. In addition, some of the Sarmatians are not averse to doing Roman reenactment again, if other enthusiasts appear here and the government does not interfere with the Republic, but begins to actively promote such work.June 22, 2020 at 2:56 pm #38330
The ancients turned to two different etymologies to express what they meant by this term, always difficult to translate and understand in context. They referred either to religare (”to bind”), then to relegere (“take again, check”; “religious thoroughness”). In the first case, they wanted to emphasize the relationship between gods and people, in the second – careful observance of the ritual. Religion as a community with the Gods, religion as a system of obligations imposed by this community, these are the two main aspects that the Romans found in the term religio, and one came from the other. In any case, religio does not mean an emotional, direct and personal connection between an individual and a deity, but a combination of formal and objective rules conveyed by tradition. It is within the framework of these traditional rules and this “etiquette” that an individual enters into a relationship with the gods. In addition, another way to define religion is to describe it as “a pious worship of the gods,” as Cicero points out. The point of view is a little different, but the meaning remains the same: religion consists in the exact “cultivation” of “social” relations with the gods, in short, in the performance of the rites that are required by the bonds that exist between gods and people. According to the same Cicero, relations with the gods are carried out in two ritual categories: sacra (mainly sacrifices, vows and rites of worship) and divinations.June 17, 2020 at 3:40 pm #38263
Sсaura correctly noted one thing – Sacra Publica. But no one paid much attention. I would like to remind you that the attitude to such events (Ludi), as to some mass or entertaining content, is wrong, but this is also found in other Roman projects. Such events as mass entertainment events included a simple population, and this can be attributed to the process of decline of the Cultus Deorum Romanorum. We must remember that the essence of Ludi is the sacred component, it is essentially the act of the Sacra Publica. The sacral component here is primary, all other activities are a derivative of the first. Nevertheless, we discuss all other events, except for the main component – Sacra Publica. This is the responsibility of the magistrates. And the point is not in a simple introductory ritual, as is usually done, let’s talk how to do it right. I am surprised to see here future magistrates with the imperium who do not wonder how all the necessary rituals are right, because this is a very difficult task, but all are carefree. It seems to me that it is worth looking for sources about this, and then thinking about how to properly carry out the necessary rituals, and first of all, magistrates with the imperium should worry about it.June 17, 2020 at 3:13 pm #38262
I see you suffered the same fate as me and some of our other fellow citizens. My comrades from Sarmatia and I have already tried to organize a community about the historical reenactment in the Roman Republic, however, outside of our community – Sarmatia, these ideas were not in demand. Apparently your idea, like ours, is not popular, judging by the lack of answers for almost a week. Nevertheless, it is good to see that those who are interested in this issue appear.
Within the framework of the Republic, the only community that is engaged in historical reenactment is Sarmatia. If you are interested in historical reconstruction and would like to move from words to deeds, then I, and our community, are ready to support your initiative.
What you should start with is a minimal complex, as soon as you have basic subjects, you can think about forming a group of like-minded people, because the best is a personal example when you have something to demonstrate to potential members of a future group. We can help you with this.
In parallel, you can participate in the formation of a base for the development of historical reenactment in the Roman Republic. For example, our proconsul Severus (the head of our reenactment community), has launched work to restart the laws, in his draft of Codex, there is a section – Service. One of the elements of this section should be the creation and introduction of a semblance of military service, the revival of historical mechanics and their application in the Roman Republic.
If you have questions and suggestions, then let’s discuss them here.May 16, 2020 at 6:11 am #37884
Varro, since the two leaders of this Republic reached a compromise and an agreement and a constructive dialogue began, I was asked not to criticize. If I knew that both leaders would be able to agree, I would not have written to you, Varro, about the plan, because in the end, Severus introduced the plan.
I just have three questions:
1) Where did you find the policy in that I asked if you had a plan to get the Republic out of the crisis and recommended, if available, to coordinate it with us?
2) Why it was impossible to write an answer on Facebook if you wrote it here.
3) How can an elementary answer be related to politics? This is basic politeness.May 15, 2020 at 11:33 am #37869
It is good to see that other fellow citizens also think, thanks for your position, Seneca.
I support Severus for the post of LICTOR CURIATUS MAGISTER. He really deserves this, especially in the run-up to big changes.
Regarding the candidacy of Varro, I do not agree. I wrote him a message on Facebook regarding the interaction and the presence of some kind of action plan … as a result, no response for more than five days. Although he read the message. It seems to me that this is not the best behavior at such an important moment.
I am pleased to see that Severus and Brutus have found a common language, started the interaction, and there was some hope for a happy future.
Severus, like Brutus, one of the leaders of this Republic, moreover, Severus proposed a plan for the revival of the Republic, which gives us a new chance, so I am sure that he is the right candidate for the post of LICTOR CURIATUS MAGISTER.May 10, 2020 at 7:37 am #37745
Gaius Cominius Laenas, this is a good question, you should understand what happened. I, Severus and Celsus asked specific questions regarding what happened in the Senate chat on Facebook on May 07, 2020. Brutus refused to answer the questions posed, the Senators, who are the consular tribunes or the magisters curiatus, did not answer, just remained silent.
In October 2019, when the prerequisites for the current catastrophe began to take shape, the Sarmatians also turned to the Senate with the initiative, but we were ignored as always, and did not respond for more than six months.
For a huge time, as many as four people, each of whom has all the power of all magistrates, could not simply consider applications for citizenship. I believe that not fulfilling this elementary duty clearly demonstrates that these people simply forgot about responsibility, quit their office, and disappeared like Brutus, who has already done this twice. In fact, everything that these people promised was either not fulfilled or not completed.
Tiberius Terentius Varro, I have seen such outbursts of activity several times, so before celebrating something, you need to make sure that everything is done so that this does not become another outburst of empty activity, which will again be replaced by stagnation and regression.