Publius Claudius Caecus (Nova Roma)
Publius Claudius Caecus discovered a love for all things Roman over a decade ago through participating in Nova Roma as an early young citizen. Since this love has lead to an academic passion in the history of ancient Roman medicine. For this he is forever indebted to Nova Roma.
He also served as Aedilis Curulis in M. Octavio L. Sulla (II) cos. ‡ MMDCCLV a.u.c..
Holding this office he was the first magistrate of the modern era to organize formal online events to celebrate the ludi.
Publius Claudius Caecus was also the first web master for the province of Canada Citerior. He served in this capacity as scriba to Propreator P. Minucia Strabo.
During the years of K. Fabio T. Labieno cos. ‡ MMDCCLVI a.u.c. and Cn. Salvio Cn. Equitio cos. ‡ MMDCCLVII a.u.c. Publius Claudius Caecus took a leave on absence from Nova Roma to dedicate his time to his studies.
During this time he as contributed to Nova Roma as a private citizen when possible.
Publius Claudius Caecus holds a medical doctorate having obtained a bachelor of medical science with a minor in ancient history. Within his historical studies he has written academic manuscripts on the role of religion in ancient Greek and Roman medicine which have been published in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. His main academic focus in this area has been the cult of Asclepius and Galenic medicine as practiced during the imperial era.
As a young citizen Publius Claudius Caecus organized fundraisers outside of Nova Roma in order to help raise funds to excavate and protect the "Villa of the Papyri" in Herculaneum. He has also spent a semester in L. Arminio Ti. Galerio cos. ‡ MMDCCLX a.u.c. in Southern Italy conducting field research sponsored by the University of Naples which explored the practice of Medicine in the ancient world. During M. Curiatio M. Iulio cos. ‡ MMDCCLXII a.u.c. he expanded upon his earlier studies of medicine in antiquity by participating in a summer research project in the Patavium region of Italy. In Cn. Caesare C. Tullio cos. ‡ MMDCCLXV a.u.c. he completed field research in Heraklion and Istanbul evaluating early public health infustructure during the 5th and 6th centuries.
- ↑ ; Official recognition of appointment to priesthood
- ↑ ; Oath of office after being elected Aedile
- ↑ ; Offical proclimation of the opening of the first Ludi Cerialia of Nova Roma
- ↑ ; Edict of appointment to Scriba
- ↑ ; First public statement upon returning to Nova Roma