Operational Divisions of Nova Roma

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Nova Roma is divided into two main operational divisions:

The Urbs Novae Romae
The Ager Novus Romanus

The governing enactment on the purposes and components of each of these divisions can be found here.

Urbs Novae Romae
The Urbs Novae Romae consists those on-line meeting places that together comprise the central structure of Nova Roma. This is our equivalent of the ancient urbs of Rome. The state religion, Senate, magistrates, forum, debate area, places of entertainment, community areas, and the ius Latii and peregrini are located here, and can be accessed through their respective mailing lists to be found here.
State places
There are three state places
a. Forum
This place is for the general discussion of all aspects of the Primary Function of Nova Roma, but specifically excludes discussion of internal Nova Roman politics, any macronational politics, religion or law (whether Ancient Roman law or Nova Roman law), which are strictly forbidden here. It is intended that this place explore subjects which are informative, educational, including the arts and sciences as they pertained to ancient Rome, free from political discord and strife. Openly contentious subjects should be avoided. No ludi/munera should be posted here. Entertainment events of that nature have lists specifically for that purpose.
b. Rostra
This place is for the discussion of internal Roman politics and law (whether Ancient Roman law or Nova Roman law). Magistrates can reserve specific times for posting on a topic via the event calendar of the list, and circulations of upcoming proposed debates will be circulated to those subscribed, with such circulations shall being limited to the Rostra. The Tribunes shall post the results of the the Senate in Formal Session only in this place and may initiate discussions on such in this place.
c. Templum 
This place is non-participatory, but where state rituals of the Religio Romana, and other Collegium pontificum approved cults, shall be posted. Citizens may observe the rituals by receiving posts of them, but shall not participate in discussions during or after rituals in this place.
Membership requirements of the state places
Nova Roman citizens only
Magistrates/officials responsible for the state places
a. Forum: Praefectus urbi
b. Rostra: Praefectus urbi
c. Templum: Pontifex maximus
Comitia meeting places
There are four comitia
a. Comitia curiata 
A comitia place for the Nova Roman lictors to meet and vote on matters pertaining to formally investing magistrates with imperium, adoption and patrician and plebeian classification matters. Open only when called to order.
b. Comitia centuriata 
A comitia place for Nova Roman citizens to meet and discuss issues relating to proposed laws, the election of specific magistrates, and certain types of legal cases, before voting in their centuries. Open only when called to order.
c. Comitia populi tributa 
A comitia place for Nova Roman citizens to meet and discuss issues relating to proposed laws, the election of specific magistrates, and certain types of legal cases, before voting in their tribes. Open only when called to order.
d. Comitia plebis tributa 
A comitia place for plebeian Nova Roman citizens to meet and discuss issues relating to proposed laws, the election of specific magistrates, and certain types of legal cases, before voting in their tribes. Open only when called to order.
Membership requirements of the comitia
a. Comitia curiata
Must be an assiduis appointed Lictor of Nova Roma and Nova Roman citizen.
b. Comitia centuriata
Must be a Nova Roman citizen.
c. Comitia populi tributa
Must be a Nova Roman citizen.
d. Comitia plebis tributa
Must be a plebeian Nova Roman citizen.
Magistrates/officials responsible for the comitia
As per the Nova Roman Constitution
Information and/or official business places
There are four main information and business places
a. Basilica
A place for citizens with specific involved problems that require the attention of a specific magistrate(s) or an official(s). Such matters should be addressed in the public setting of the Bailica. It is not a place for discussion of general topics, internal Nova Roman politics, disagreements with existing legislation or policies. The Basilica is the essentially the office working space for interaction between magistrates/officials and the citizenry who have specific issues/problems that can be addressed by those magistrates/officials. It is also the place where those magistrates can hold the equivalent of their tribunal, hearing matters that are legally within their purview.
b. Domus publica
A place for interested citizens to discuss matters pertaining to the Religio Romana and Nova Roman cults authorized by the Collegium Pontificum. Discussion of other religions is strictly forbidden. Also forbidden is a discussion of internal Nova Roman politics and how legislation within Nova Roma affects the Religio Romana.
c. Praeconium
A place solely for the circulation of edicta, senatus consulta, decreta, newly passed leges, senatus consulta ultima, and results of the Senate in Formal Session. Non-participatory in nature, with only magistrates and certain officials to have posting rights. Such magistrates and certain officials must not initiate discussion relating to such matters in that place. The presiding magistrate, not the Tribune(s), of the last Formal Session of the Senate shall post the results in this place, or in the event of a failure on the part of the presiding magistrate to so post, then the Princeps senatus shall post the results.
d. Wiki
A place for citizens to discuss matters pertaining to the Wiki, but not to the validity or otherwise of the content therein. It solely discusses technical mediawiki matters.
Membership requirements of information and/or official business places
a. Basilica
Those Nova Roman citizens who have specific ongoing involved issues, or those citizens required to be accountable at Nova Roman legal hearings/proceedings.
b. Domus publica
Those citizens with a genuine interest in the Religio Romana, typically those described as cultors, though non-cultors may also participate provided that they do not engage in confrontational postings based on personal religious beliefs, agnosticism or atheism. It is also a place where those interested in the Religio Romana from an educational perspective are welcome. Belief in the Religio Romana is not required, but respect for it, and its officials and adherents, is required.
c. Praeconium
All Nova Roman citizens wishing to keep appraised of official announcements.
d. Wiki
Those Nova Roman citizens wishing to become involved with editing/creating articles, or who have specific technical issues with the Nova Roman Wiki to resolve.
Magistrates/officials responsible for information and/or official business places
a. Basilica: consuls, censors, praetors, aediles and the praefectus urbi
b. Domus publica: pontifex maximus
c. Praeconium: praefectus urbi
d. Wiki: ITTF
Entertainment places
There are three main entertainment places
a. Amphitheatrum
For gladiatorial ludi, typically held by the aediles as part of a state or plebeian ludi. Private citizens who are members of the First Class, or senators, may petition the senate to stage a gladiatorial munera, by contacting the consul(s) or the princeps senatus so the matter can be debated and voted upon and consent granted. Sufficient time should be factored in as the senatorial calendar may be restricted by religious days or existing agenda commitments. Any private citizen wishing to stage a gladiatorial munera should present the senate with the rationale for doing so. Typically these munera were funereal games, but other occasions will be considered by the senate as justification for the munera. No private citizen sponsored gladiatorial munera shall be held between November 1st to December 31st of each year.
b. Circensis
For chariot/horse racing, and atheletic based ludi / munera. Private citizens who are members of the First Class, or senators, may petition the senate to stage such a munera, by contacting the consul(s) or the princeps senatus so the matter can be debated and voted upon and consent granted. Sufficient time should be factored in as the senatorial calendar may be restricted by religious days or existing agenda commitments. Any private citizen wishing to stage such a munera should present the senate with the rationale for doing so. No private citizen sponsored munera shall be held between November 1st to December 31st of each year.
c. Theatrum
For the presentation by the aediles, or private citizens, of drama or comedies of Ancient Rome, or Ancient Greece, or compositions by Nova Roman citizens based on the themes and principles of the ancient modes and models of dramatic and comedic plays. Themes of Nova Roman politics maybe included in the presentation, as long as the content does not represent an imminent and clear danger to Nova Roma. Prudent citizens wishing to present such an event should refer the proposed content of such presentations that they feel may be construed as representing such a danger to the chair of the Senate Communication Committee for review and debate, and possible referral to the Senate for a decision on the matter. No private citizen sponsored presentation shall be held between November 1st to December 31st of each year.

Assidui citizens of different classes may co-operate in staging such a munera or dramatic presentation, but such must be sponsored by a citizen of the First Class, who must be fully involved in the activity before and during the event. Only citizens of the First to Fifth Class inclusive may participate in the the planning and delivery of such events. A list of all citizens participating in the planning and proposed delivery of such an event must be disclosed by the event sponsor in his/her submission to the Senate through a consul(s), and no other citizen(s) must be added to the group of citizens presenting such after the consent of the Senate has been granted. Failure to abide by this will result in the ITTF preventing the event from being held, or cancelling it during the course of an event, if it becomes clear this prohibition has been violated.

Membership requirements of entertainment places
Must be a Nova Roman citizen
Magistrates/officials responsible for entertainment places
Curule and plebeian aediles.
Urbs Novae Romae community places
There are four main community places
a. Suburana
b. Esquilina
c. Collina
d. Palatina

The purpose of these communities is to discuss the furtherance of the functions and missions of Nova Roma, as well as any topics of specific interest to the specific community class. Internal Nova Roman politics can be discussed freely in these communities, as can matters of the Religio Romana, and any other matters that the magistrates and/or officials assigned to the community as list owners and/or moderators feel appropriate topics in accord with the Primary Function of Nova Roma. Discussion of macronational politics/affairs is forbidden. The magistrate responsible for his/her place shall encourage discussions, local celebrations, and seek innovative ways to further a positive social atmosphere, and shall be fully involved in all those activities and discussions. Holding a munera of a gladiatorial or circensis themed event are not appropriate events for urbs community places, but short drama productions can be encouraged and supported. A good guide is what would have been appropriate and practical for an ancient Roman residential area is appropriate for an urbs community place, if it is possible to translate such directly, or adapt such, into an electronic environment. Creativity in such translation/adaptation is to be encouraged by the magistrates responsible for an urbs community place. The development of one or more collegia compitalicia, via the formation of a Senate approved private collegium, within an urbs community place is to be encouraged but must have as its primary purpose devotion to a collegium pontificum approved religious cult directly pertaining to the Religio Romana. Purposes, such as social and/or internal Nova Roman political ones, are also appropriate secondary purposes. Application can be made to the Senate, via the ITTF, to establish a separate list associated with such a collegium, which if approved must comply with the principles and methods laid down for list management here.

Membership requirements of urbs Novae Romae community places
a. Suburana 
Only for citizens belonging to the Capite censi and Class V (5th Class)
b. Esquilina 
Only for citizens belonging to Class IV (4th Class) and Class III (3rd Class)
c. Collina  
Only for citizens belonging to Class II (2nd Class)
d. Palatina 
Only for citizens belonging to Class I (1st Class)
Magistrates/officials responsible for urbs Novae Romae community places
a. Suburana: The junior aedile plebis
b. Esquilina: The senior aedile plebis
c. Collina: The junior aedile curule
d. Palatina: The senior aedile curule
Ius Latii places
There are ten such places
a. Collis Aventinus
b. Alba Longa
c. Ardea
d. Aricia
e. Cora
f. Lanuvium
g. Lavinium
h. Pometia
i. Tibur
j. Tusculum

These are places for the ius Latii, who are progressing through the initial and secondary stages towards the grant of Nova Roman citizenship, to meet and study. Not all of these places will be operational at the same time, and whether they are depends on the volume of applicants for citizenship. A fuller explanation of purpose can be found here.

Membership requirements of ius Latii places 
Enrollment in the ius Latii as per this. Not open to Nova Roman citizens or to peregrini.
Magistrates/officials responsible for ius Latii places 
As per this.
Peregrini places
There are two such places
a. Trans Tiberim 
A place for visitors and prospective citizens, who have yet to apply for citizenship and enter the ius Latii. As the first point of contact between prospective citizens and Nova Roma there is an absolute requirement for informative, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly moderators who can project a positive image of the organization. For other authorized existing citizens to be subscribed, or remain subscribed, the requirement will be that they be those who are considered to be good ambassadors for Nova Roma, its functions and missions, and for the Senate for the purposes of interacting with potential future citizens. This requirement to be considered a good ambassador extends also to moderators. To this end discussion of internal Nova Roman politics, past, present, or predicted future trends in such, is strictly forbidden, as are any topics that are contentious or likely to become so. The goal is to promote a positive environment free from the personal prejudices and biases of existing citizens, in which prospective citizens can gain knowledge and make an informed decision as whether Nova Roma is a good fit for them, their aspirations and their personal belief and value system. This place will have permanent moderation of posts imposed on non-owners, non-moderators and non-senators, with absolutely no exceptions.
b. Campus Martius 
A place for those individuals who represent other organizations that have a Memorandum of Understanding with Nova Roma, and who wish to/need to have a place to interact with Nova Roman citizens without participating in the life of the res publica through taking citizenship.
Membership requirements of peregrini places
a. Trans Tiberim: peregrini (non-citizen, non-ius Latii), senators, ITTF approved Nova Roman citizens.
b. Campus Martius: peregrini (non-citizen, non-ius Latii), senators, Senate approved Nova Roman citizens.
Magistrates/officials responsible for peregrini places
a. Trans Tiberim: The praetor peregrinus
b. Campus Martius: The censor who is not the most recently elected/appointed censor
Praefectus urbi
The Praefectus urbi shall be an officer of the Senate appointed annually before January 1st and the incumbent must fulfill the following criteria

1. Be a senator.

2. Be at a member of the consulares.

3. Held Nova Roman citizenship for at least 10 years.
Ager Novus Romanus

The ager Novus Romanus is delineated by the borders of various geographical and/or administrative areas throughout the world. Some of these may be nation states, or they may be areas that cross national borders. The exact borders of these areas is currently outlined here.

An area is classified by status. Within each area different types of local community units can exist, based on the criteria of assidui citizen population numbers resident within the geographical and administrative borders of that unit. Before a community unit can be created, the area has to have been designated by the Senate as of such a status that supports that community unit.

Obviously there are areas of the world where the interest in ancient Rome is minimal, and other areas where due to cultural and political history, ancient Rome had a presence and became part of the bedrock upon which later cultures were built. Some areas of the world have an unsettled status, which is indicative of the absence of ancient Rome in the development of the modern cultures to be found there, or of administrative problems for Nova Roma in those regions. Other areas have a higher status classification, which is indicative of the likelihood that a larger interest in ancient Rome can be found in the populations of those areas. Wherever a person lives however, they can still be a citizen of Nova Roma, and if enough interest can be demonstrated within an area in ancient Rome and Nova Roma then the Senate has the option to increase an area's status and open the area up to the establishment of local communities.
Areas status classifications
Areas are classified as one of the following (in increasingly higher order of status)
1. Unsettled
2. Settled
3. Unincorporated
4. Incorporated
5. Province
The Senate must consent to converting an area's status above Settled to a higher status by way of Senatus consulta, which is a separate approval process from establishing the respective units within that type of area. The Senate may also at its discretion, and by way of Senatus consulta downgrade the status of an area. If the Princeps senatus considers that a situation merits suspension of an area's status and/or suspension of its official list he/she may instruct the ITTF to close the provincial list to posting, and/or remove citizens subscribed to it, pending the Senate being called into Formal Session at the first available opportunity to review the matter of the suspension and either confirm that suspension and/or alter the status classification of the area, or remove the suspension and/or restore removed citizens to the list. Only units In an unincorporated area or higher will qualify for an official Nova Roman list.
Organizational units for areas and requirements
The community units are shown with the minimum area status and citizen population requirements for creation
Unsettled area 
No community units and may have nil citizens, or 1 or more citizens (assidui or capite censi)
Settled area 
Unit : Villa - must have 5 to 9 assidui citizens

The total population of the above unit must be centered within the geographical and/or administrative borders of a modern settlement (hamlet, village, town, city etc.), must be residents of that settlement. No more than one such unit can be established within the borders of a modern settlement. No consent of the Senate is required to establish such a unit, but the consuls shall be informed, and the existence of the unit, together with the citizen(s) contained within it, registered with the ITTF who shall verify the criteria has been met and shall maintain a page on the Wiki for that purpose of registration.

Unincorporated area 
Units (in addition to a villa):
a. Castellum - must have 10 to 19 assidui citizens
b. Castrum - must have 20 to 39 assidui citizens
c. Vicus - must have 40 to 79 assidui citizens
d. Oppidum - must have 80 to 159 assidui citizens

The total population of each of the the above types of units must be centered within the geographical and/or administrative borders of a modern settlement (village, town, city etc.), must be residents of that settlement. No more than one such unit can be established within the borders of a modern settlement. The Senate must consent to establishing such a unit by way of Senatus consultum subject to any prevailing Senatus consultum ultimum enacted subsequent to this that shall govern the process of establishing such a unit. The Senate may at its discretion revoke its consent to the existence of such a unit. Once approved by the Senate the ITTF will register it on a page on the Wiki maintained for that purpose, together with the citizen(s) contained within it, once they have verified the criteria have been met.

Incorporated area 
Units (in addition to a villa, castellum, castrum, vicus and oppidum)
a. Civitas - must have 160 to 319 assidui citizens
b. Municipium - must have 320 to 499 assidui citizens
c. Colonia - must have 500 or more assidui citizens

The total population of each of the the above types of incorporated areas must be centered within the geographical and administrative borders of a modern settlement (village, town, city etc.), must be residents of that settlement. No more than one such unit can be established within the borders of a modern settlement. These units require a charter (foedus) to present to the Senate for approval. These units will be self-governing. The Senate must consent to establishing such a unit by way of Senatus consultum subject to any prevailing Senatus consultum uitimum enacted subsequent to this that shall govern the process of establishing such a unit. The Senate may at its discretion revoke its consent to the existence of such a unit. Once approved by the Senate the ITTF will register it on a page on the Wiki maintained for that purpose, together with the citizen(s) contained within it, once they have verified the criteria have been met.

Province 
Units can be a villa, castellum, castrum, vicus, oppidum, civitas, municipium or colonia
An area must have at least one Oppidum plus a minimum total population anywhere within the boundaries of the province (including within in any unit) of at least 120 assidui citizens, or, is an area which has a senator resident within its borders and appointed as governor, or has a senator not resident within its borders appointed to govern it.
Provincial governor ranks and titles
There are four grades of provincial governor
a. Proconsul or propraetor (Governor census points) 
A current sitting senator who is a member of the consulares (proconsul) or who is a member of the praetorii (propraetor).
b. Legatus pro praetore (Governor census points) 
A current sitting senator who is not a member of the consulares or the praetorii.
c. Praefectus (1st Rank Official census points) 
Not a current sitting senator but has been either consul or praetor.
d. Procurator (2nd Rank Official census points) 
Not a current sitting senator and has not been either consul or praetor.
Special provincial officers
There are two grades of provincial officers that the Senate may elect to assign to an area that does not have province status
a. Legatus legionis (3rd Rank Official census points) 
Charged with specific tasks, or the task of upgrading the classification of his/her area. The legatus legionis shall by default report to the consuls, or to a senator who is already appointed as governor of another province that need not necessarily be geographically adjacent to the area assigned to the legatus legionis. The Senatus consultum appointing the legatus legionis shall specify who he/she is to report to, the nature of the tasks assigned, the duration of his appointment, and the extent of his scope of authority (imperium). More than one legatus legionis may be assigned to the same area. There is no requirement for the legatus legionis to be resident in the area to which he/she is assigned to.
b. Tribunus militum (4th Rank Official census points) 
Serves under a legatus legionis assigned to the same area as the tribunus militum. The tribunus militum shall assist the legatus legionis in the execution of his/her tasks, The Senatus consultum appointing the tribunus militum shall specify the area of his/her assignment and which legatus legionis he/she shall serve under. A tribunus militum cannot be assigned to an area that does not have a legatus legionis assigned to it, nor shall the tribunus militum act in a detached manner by not reporting to a legatus legionis. More than one tribunus militum can be assigned to a legatus legionis. There is no requirement for the tribunus militum to be resident in the area to which he/she is assigned to.
Italia
The governor of Italia shall always be a current sitting senator 
Italia shall never be designated as a province, but instead shall be referred to as simply Italia and in any listing of areas that requires a description of the classification of an area Italia will be not classified and entered simply as Italia as a descriptor.
Unit magistrates
Awaiting enactment details
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