Senatus consultum on standardization of titles for provincial magistrates (Nova Roma)
Senatus Consultum XIX
Standardization of Titles for Provincial Magistrates
Adopted August 7, 2751
(Proposed by Flavius Vedius Germanicus 8/4/98. No voting deadline. Approved without dissenting votes 8/7/98.)
In keeping with the authority granted to the Senate by Article III, Paragraph 3, of the Constitution, I would like to propose that the Senate change the titles of the governors of our provinciae according to the following guidelines. Please note that this is a change only to their title, and has no impact on their duties, powers, and functions.
- Currently-serving Consuls governing provinciae shall be titled Consul.
- Former Consuls who are continuing to govern a province after their term as Consul ends shall be titled Proconsul.
- Magistrates appointed by the Senate to govern a particular province for the first time shall be titled Praetor.
- Praetors who continue to govern a province after their first term of office ends shall be titled Propraetor.
- Magistrates appointed by governors to assist in the administration of their province shall be titled Legate.
As far as I have been able to determine, these titles are consistent with the usage in the mid-late Republic, and therefore, in my opinion, are quite appropriate for our purpose. I ask that the Senate approve this system as the regular nomenclature of Nova Roma.