Provincia America Cismississippiana (Nova Roma)
P. Aurelius Barbatus
legatus pro praetore
The Provincia of America Cismississippiana in Nova Roma comprises the modern day U.S. states of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. The overseas territories of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands belong under the administration of this umbrella province, as well. The name of the province "America Cismississipiana" means "America on the hither side of the Mississippi" (from the perspective of Rome), as opposed to America Transmississippiana, "America over the Mississippi", and it reflects the typical Roman practice of naming larger administrative territories based on their relative position to rivers, mountains etc.
Previously, there existed another Provincia America Cismississippiana of Nova Roma in a different location (USA States of Illinois and Indiana) between a.d. IX Kal. Nov. ‡ L. Sulla (III) cos. sine collega ‡ MMDCCLXVI a.u.c. and Non. Oct. ‡ Q. Arrio (II) T. Domitio (III) cos. ‡ MMDCCLXXIII a.u.c., but it was never functional, and finally it was dissolved and merged into Provincia Lacus Magni, and the current America Cismississippiana is not a successor of the previous America Cismississippiana that existed before Q. Arrio (II) T. Domitio (III) cos. ‡ MMDCCLXXIII a.u.c.. The current province of America Cismississippiana is the successor of the former province of America Austrorientalis, one of the original provinces that existed from the founding year of Nova Roma to L. Sulla (III) cos. sine collega ‡ MMDCCLXVI a.u.c..
The current province of America Cismississippiana was recently created in Non. Oct. ‡ Q. Arrio (II) T. Domitio (III) cos. ‡ MMDCCLXXIII a.u.c. under the senatus consultum de provinciis ordinandis, by a merger of the previous Provincia Carolina, Provincia Georgia Florida, Provincia America Mississippiensis and the State of Tennessee part of the former Provincia America Transappalachiana. These provinces were merged under the name "Provincia America Cismississippiana" due to their inactivity, and for the purpose of more effective administration. The senate intends Provincia America Cismississippiana to serve as an umbrella province, with the hope that it will be soon divided to smaller provinces as activity arises in its various territories. Provincia America Cismississippiana is the same territory as the original Provincia America Austrorientalis of Nova Roma before a.d. IX Kal. Nov. ‡ L. Sulla (III) cos. sine collega ‡ MMDCCLXVI a.u.c., minus the states of Louisiana and Arkansas, which now have become part of Provincia America Transmississippiana.
For administrative purposes, the provincia is intended to be divided into regiones, geographically corresponding to modern USA states, if there will be sufficient civic activity within the area. Each regio will be then assigned a praefectus or legatus, who would serve as the lieutenant-governor of the regio. Currently there are no regiones established in our provincia. The provincia is administered by a propraetrix (female version of the term propraetor), a governor appointed by the senate of Nova Roma, M. Hortensia Maior Fabiana Faustina, a former praetrix (fem. version of praetor). The governor has the power of imperium and can issue edicts (laws on the provincial level). The governor can also appoint legati, praefecti, and various apparitores, such as scribae and praecones. All of these have different titles (see the Cohors Praetoria). The provincia is not a self-governing entity, rather it is managed by the governor who acts according to the will of the senate of Nova Roma.
Contact the Propraetrix
Provincial Discussion Forums
- THE PROVINCIA AMERICA CISMISSISSIPPIANA DISCORD CHANNEL:
- https://discord.gg/VreJkrKN7F, #America-cismississippiana
- THE PROVINCIA AMERICA CISMISSISSIPPIANA MeWe PAGE:
- Feriale Duranum:
Citizens are encouraged to establish local communities under the guidance and direction of Nova Roma. Local groups may be formally recognized in two ways: a community of citizens covering a larger area can be made a regio by the governor, or a community centered around a city can be made a municipality of Nova Roma. Regiones are administrative units, governed according to the will of the lieutenant governor of the regio who follows instructions from the provincial governor, who, in turn, executes the orders of the senate. Municipalities are free self-governing communities of Nova Roma which govern themselves as long as they don't violate the laws of Nova Roma. Start a local chapter of Nova Roma today!
Regiones can be subdivisions of various size in a province, in the USA section of Nova Roma they are usually state-wide communities, consisting of one or of a few USA states within the province, however a county or several counties can also be made a regio, no matter the size. The senate of Nova Roma or the governor of Provincia America Cismissippiana can decide about creating regiones, and any territory within the province can be made a regio as long as it is based on an active local community. T
A group of five (5) or more citizens may apply for and be granted the status of a vicus. Groups consisting of thirty-five (35) or more citizens may apply for and be granted the status of a municipium. Vici and municipia are self-governing entities, which elect their own magistrates and senate, called ordo decurionum, and issue their own edicts (edicta) and laws (leges).
For more information on forming a regio, or a vicus or municipium in your area, contact the governor of the provincia.
- Updating the provincial webpages. a.d. XVII Kal. Ian. ‡ Q. Arrio (II) T. Domitio (III) cos. ‡ MMDCCLXXIII a.u.c.
- Contacting all the known citizens of the provincia as well as all the known reenactment legions stationed here. a.d. XVII Kal. Ian. ‡ Q. Arrio (II) T. Domitio (III) cos. ‡ MMDCCLXXIII a.u.c.