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Hodié a.d. IV Non. Feb. M. Pompeio cos. sine collega MMDCCLXVIII a.u.c. est. "A"

"Will we really walk together in the Realm of the Dead?"
"Very soon now, my love."
"How will I find you?"
"I will find you. Just sit somewhere beautiful and wait."
"A nicer fate than eternal sleep."
"Oh, yes. We will be together."
(From "Antony and Cleopatra" by Colleen McCullough)

Colleen McCullough
1 June 1937 – 29 January 2015

It is with sadness that Nova Romans learn that the world famous author, Colleen McCullough, who created the extremely popular and acclaimed "Masters of Rome" series, died today. For many of us, her "Masters of Rome" series was the gateway through which we entered the world of ancient Rome, and chose to stay and learn about its history and people, the ancient Roman religion, culture and virtues. Several Nova Roman citizens are here because they were drawn by her excellent books of utmost historical accuracy, authenticity and detail. Nova Roman citizens worldwide honor this fine author as a kind of friend to our Res Publica, even more so because she was involved in Nova Roma exactly 10 years ago and served Nova Roma as one of the members of the Jury of the Certamen Petronianum, a Roman Historical Novel Writing Contest of Nova Roma, which means that Nova Roma had a special connection to her.

She will be sorely missed.
May she find peace and eternal joy among her ancestors!



Nova Roma is an international organization dedicated to the study and restoration of ancient Roman culture. From its founding until it ceased to be the center of Imperial authority Rome laid the foundation for our modern Western civilization. Founded 2,750 years after the Eternal City itself, Nova Roma seeks to bring back those golden times, not through the sword and the legions, however, but through the spread of knowledge and through our own virtuous example. Learn more ...

Quick links: Declaration - FAQ - Laws - Treasury - Comitia - Magistrates - Senate - Provinces - Municipalities - Citizens - Album civium - Social structure - Annals - All articles about our republic - All articles about Nova Roma

The modern practice of the Roman religion, the Cultus Deorum Romanorum is our attempt to reconstruct the religion of the ancient Romans as closely as possible. The Cultus Deorum Romanorum, cannot be approached by inserting Roman deity names into Greek religion or any other system, for it is a unique product of the culture that created it. "The pax deorum was considered to be the normal state of affairs, that is, peaceful co-existance between two parties, divine and human, who have agreed not to interfere with one another except under particular, well-defined circumstances."
If you need help, advice or assistance regarding the cultus deorum, don't hesitate to contact our experts. Learn more ...

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There are many ways to be involved in civic life in Nova Roma. Choose the way that fits your style and interests. The major event each year is the Conventus Novae Romae in Europa, but there are other events, programs and activities throughout the year, like the Floralia Aquincensia Nova Romana or the performances of our Legio XXI Rapax. Be sure to join the mailing list for your provincia to get news about local events in your area. Since Nova Roman citizens live all over the world, we often keep in touch through a large number of official and unofficial mailing lists. Learn more ...

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The Roman Way is the study and practical application of "Romanitas" and the "mos maiorum", the revival of all aspects of Roman life, culture, virtues, ethics and philosophies in our everyday lives. One of the cornerstones of Romanitas are the Roman virtues; those qualities which define the ideal state of being and behavior of the Roman citizen. It is as part of the mos maiorum that citizens are expected to take up Roman names for use within our society. Learning Latin, the language of Roman culture, is an equally important step towards becoming a modern Roman. Learn more ...

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December 16 - 18: Participate in the Ludi Galerii in memory of our recently deceased leading citizen, Ti. Galerius Paulinus.

ELECTIONS OF MAGISTRATES finished: Our comitia assemblies have elected next year's magistrates.

November 10 - 12: State mourning and censorial funeral of Ti. Galerius Paulinus was ordered by the senate. The state funeral was conducted by pontifex Cn. Lentulus.

August 19 - September 23: With the Ludi Augustales Bimillenarii, Nova Roma worldwide commemorated the 2000th Anniversary of the Death and Deification of Imperator Caesar Augustus, one of the most prominent Romans who ever lived. More info here.

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Praefectus of Lusitania C. Cocceius and legatus pro praetore of Pannonia Cn. Lentulus pontifex, offering a sacrifice for the well-being of Nova Roma at the altar of Aquincum, at the Lusitania-Pannonia Interprovincial Meeting in Budapest, Hungary, 2010.
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