Album Decuriarum Apparitoriarum (Nova Roma)
Established under the lex Vedia apparitoria and expanded upon by the lex Arria de decuriis apparitorum, there are seven official main types of decuriae (sing. decuria, literal meaning: "unit of ten", in practice it meant a smaller group, a "subdivision", a "platoon" or "company") classifying the various apparitores of Nova Roma.
Oversight of the apparitores, management of the album decuriarum apparitoriarum, and support to magistrates that do not have the ius edicendi, is provided by the praefectus rei publicae administrandae.
Membership in a decuria
Apparitores are assigned into decuriae based on the office of the appointing magistrate (as signed in the title of the decuria).
A citizen can belong to many decuriae at the same time, depending on how many different magistrates have appointed the citizen. Membership in the decuria starts with the relevant appointment to the apparitor position and ends with the termination of the office.
Decuriae that contain at least three members are entitled to elect, if they decide so, a magister decuriae or decurio, for a one year (renewable) term, to represent their members and their interests, and to promote cohesion and collaboration between the same type of officers working for the same type of magistrates. Decuriones or magistri decuriae do not receive census points for this office.
Other type of apparitores (subordinate officers, staff members, assistants) with titles that are not identified as any of the categories of apparitores may be appointed by any magistrate having the ius edicendi, or by anyone who has been granted this right by any law, but they do not have the right to belong to any decuria.
Other titles and offices can be defined for apparitores in law, which are identified as subtypes of these established categories of apparitores, and then they will belong to the decuria of the larger category of title under which they have been identified.
Other magistrates or even priests, collegia, councils and institutions and societies of Nova Roma have the right to appoint any other type of the apparitores than what is defined under law, provided that they can cite historical evidence in the appointing document proving that the specific person or entity was entitled to that type of apparitor in ancient Rome.
The Album Decuriarum Apparitoriarum
The Album Decuriarum Apparitoriarum lists the decuriae, their membership and the decuriones, by year.
Note: Records commenced in Sex. Lucilio (II) A. Tullia (II) cos. ‡ MMDCCLXXV a.u.c.. with the approval of the lex Arria de decuriis apparitorum, enacted a.d. VII Kal. Ian. ‡ Q. Arrio (III) A. Tullia cos. ‡ MMDCCLXXIV a.u.c.. Previous records relevant to laws enacted at the time may be made available.
Apparitores by year
Records Before 2775 AUC:
Note: Legislation at the time did not have a formal work performance review component and as such does not feature in these records.