Purge of MMDCCLXI (Nova Roma)

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The month of Februarius [[MMDCCLXI]] saw the loss of several long-serving priests and senators, mostly due to a struggle to control of the [[Collegium Pontificum (Nova Roma)|Collegium Pontificum]] and [[Collegium Augurum (Nova Roma)|Collegium Augurum]].
The month of Februarius MMDCCLXI saw the loss of four long-serving magistrates and citizens, three of them Senators, three of them priests, mostly due to actions of Consul [[Marcus Moravius Piscinus Horatianus (Nova_Roma)|Marcus Moravius Piscinus Horatianus]] and Censor [[Caeso Fabius Buteo Modianus (Nova Roma)|Caeso Fabius Buteo Modianus]] to seize control of the [[Collegium Pontificum (Nova Roma)|Collegium Pontificum]] and [[Collegium Augurum (Nova Roma)|Collegium Augurum]].
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Mere months after obtaining the offices of [[Pontifex (Nova Roma)|Pontifex]] and [[Consul (Nova Roma)|Consul]], Consul Piscinus Horatianus obtained a Senatus Consultum forbidding owners of any official mailing list to deny membership as an observer to any Senator who wished it.  With this in hand, he demanded that Pontifex Maximus [[Marcus Cassius Iulianus (Nova Roma)|Marcus Cassius Iulianus]] add Senators to the Collegium Pontificum list. Cassius saw this demand as rude and improper, and delayed doing so.
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In the January session, the Senate had [[Senate_Vote_Januarius_MMDCCLXI_(Nova_Roma)|voted 23-4 with 3 abstaining]] to approve a Senatus Consultum forbidding owners of any official mailing list to deny membership as an observer to any Senator who wished it.  With this in hand, Consul Piscinus demanded that Pontifex Maximus [[Marcus Cassius Iulianus (Nova Roma)|M. Cassius Iulianus]] add Senators to the Collegium Pontificum list. Cassius saw this demand as rude and improper, and delayed doing so, eventually deleting the entire list rather than comply with the Consultum.
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As the debate grew increasingly heated, two long-standing citizens voluntarily resigned their citizenships and offices, two were removed from their offices and another voluntarily resigned from the Senate.  
  
 
==C. Iulius Scaurus==
 
==C. Iulius Scaurus==
  
On {{Jan 29}}, Pontifex [[Gaius Iulius Scaurus (Nova Roma)|Gaius Iulius Scaurus]], in a posting to the Collegium Pontificum list, voluntarily resigned his offices and citizenship in protest of the "Christians, atheists, and political appointees" attempting to assert control over the priesthood. [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ReligioRomana/message/9785]
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[[Image:Purge-2008.png|frame|right]]On {{Jan 29}}, Pontifex [[Gaius Iulius Scaurus (Nova Roma)|C. Iulius Scaurus]], in a posting to the Collegium Pontificum list, voluntarily resigned his offices and citizenship in protest of the "Christians, atheists, and political appointees" attempting to assert control over the priesthood, presumably in response to the Senatus Consultum. [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ReligioRomana/message/9785]
  
 
==M. Octavius Gracchus==
 
==M. Octavius Gracchus==
  
On {{Feb 4}}, Senator and Consular [[Marcus Octavius Gracchus (Nova Roma)|Marcus Octavius Gracchus]], in a posting to the main list, resigned from the Senate and "retired to private life", citing his disgust with the "scheming" and "paranoia" of persons he had once liked and respected. Octavius had been among the first ten people to join Nova Roma in {{1998}}, and had been an active Senator since {{2000}}. He had recently been voted a message of thanks for his services by the Senate, making his departure all the more tragic.
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On {{Feb 4}}, Senator and Consular [[Marcus Octavius Gracchus (Nova Roma)|M. Octavius Gracchus]], in a posting to the main list, resigned from the Senate and "retired to private life", citing his disgust with the "scheming" and "paranoia" of persons he had once liked and respected. Octavius had been among the first ten people to join Nova Roma in {{1998}}, and had been an active Senator since {{2000}}. He had recently been voted a message of thanks for his services by the Senate, making his departure all the more tragic.
  
==Cn. Salvius Astur==
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==L. Equitius Cincinnatus==
  
A few days later, Senator, Consular, and Pontifex [[Gnaeus Salvius Astur (Nova Roma)|Gnaeus Salvius Astur]] resigned from the Senate and Collegium Pontificum.  His resignation notice was not made public, and his departure may be entirely unrelated to these events.
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On {{Feb 20}}, Senator, Consular and Pontifex [[Lucius Equitius Cincinnatus Augur (Nova Roma)|L. Equitius Cincinnatus Augur]] was stripped of all his titles and even his [[Assidui|Assiduus]] status, being demoted to the status of [[Capite Censi]], resulting from a legal action initiated by Pontifex and Censor Modianus, for refusing to admit the latter to mailing lists owned by Lucius Equitius. Not only did the Praetores - both members of Censor K. Buteo Modianus's cohort - issue a default judgement against Lucius Equitius, but they added an additional penalty to the sentence due to his refusal to participate in the trial: he was fined $300, the most severe punishment in Nova Roma's history, for the charge of failing to appear for trial.
 
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==Lucius Equitius Cincinnatus==
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On {{Feb 20}}, Senator, Consular and Pontifex [[Lucius Equitius Cincinnatus Augur (Nova Roma)|Lucius Equitius Cincinnatus Augur]] was stripped of all his titles and even his [[Assidui|Assiduus]] status, being demoted to the status of [[Capite Censi]], resulting from a legal action initiated by Pontifex and Censor Modianus, for refusing to admit the latter to mailing lists owned by Cincinnatus Augur.   Not only did the Praetores - both members of Censor Modianus's cohort - issue a default judgement against Cincinnatus Augur, but they added an additional penalty to the sentence due to Cincinnatus Augur's refusal to participate in the trial: he was fined $300, the most severe punishment in Nova Roma's history, for the invented charge of failing to appear for trial.
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The harsh treatment of Cincinnatus Augur caused the recently-departed Octavius to return to the main list, and to inform the Censores that the free technical support he had been providing "stops, now".  Censor [[Tiberius Galerius Paulinus (Nova Roma)|Tiberius Galerius Paulinus]], as advocatus for Cincinnatus Augur, demanded the right of [[provocatio]]. [[Gnaeus Iulius Caesar (Nova Roma)|Gnaeus Iulius Caesar]] also became an outspoken advocate of justice for Cincinnatus. In a message to the main list, Cincinnatus accepted accepted Paulinus as advocate.  
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The harsh treatment of Lucius Equitius caused the recently-departed Octavius to return to the main list, and to inform the Censores that the free technical support he had been providing "stops, now".  Censor [[Tiberius Galerius Paulinus (Nova Roma)|Ti. Galerius Paulinus]], as advocatus for Lucius Equitius, demanded the right of [[provocatio]]. [[Gnaeus Iulius Caesar (Nova Roma)|Cn. Iulius Caesar]] also became an outspoken advocate of justice for Lucius Equitius. In a message to the main list, Lucius Equitius accepted accepted Paulinus as advocate.  
  
 
As of this writing, the matter is unresolved, and the outcome uncertain.
 
As of this writing, the matter is unresolved, and the outcome uncertain.
  
==Flavius Galerius Aurelianus==
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==M. Cassius Julianus==
  
On {{Feb 24}}, [[Flavius Galerius Aurelianus (Nova Roma)|Flavius Galerius Aurelianus]] voluntarily resigned his position of [[Plebeian Aedile (Nova Roma)|Plebeian Aedile]], saying "I am taking a sabbatical from Nova Roma to reflect and contemplate my future with this organization."
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{{Feb 29|b}}, publication of [[Collegium Pontificum (Nova Roma)|Collegium Pontificum]] [[Collegium pontificum decreta Februariae alter MMDCCLXI|voting results]] revealed that Pater Patriae [[Marcus Cassius Julianus (Nova Roma)|M. Cassius Julianus]] had been removed from the offices of Pontifex Maximus and Pontifex by a 6 to 1 vote.  Pontifices M. Cassius Iulianus and L. Equitius Cincinnatus were not recorded as having voted, though both had been invited to the list {{Feb 23|b}}.
  
==Marcus Cassius Julianus==
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Cassius was removed the day after the tenth anniversary of his founding of Nova Roma, marring the anniversary celebrations.
  
{{Feb 29}}, publication of [[Collegium Pontificum (Nova Roma)|Collegium Pontificum]] [[Collegium pontificum decreta Februariae alter MMDCCLXI|voting results]] revealed that Pater Patriae [[Marcus Cassius Julianus (Nova Roma)|Marcus Cassius Julianus]] had been removed from the offices of Pontifex Maximus and Pontifex by a 6 to 1 vote.  Pontifices Cassius Julianus and Equitius Cincinnatus were not recorded as having voted, though both had been invited to the list {{23 Feb}}.
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{{Aug 18}} [[Marcus Minucius Audens (Nova Roma)|Marcus Minucius Audens]] posted the following message to Nova-Roma Announce [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NovaRoma-Announce/message/1441]:
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<div class="scriptum">I have been asked by Senator [[Marcus Cassius Julianus (Nova Roma)|Marcus Cassius Julianus]] to make the following announcement to Nova Roma.
  
Cassius was removed the day after the tenth anniversary of his founding of Nova Roma, marring the anniversary celebrations.  
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The Senator will immediately begin a two year interval / hiatus of activity from Nova Roma for a combination of personal concerns and a burgeoning business practice. </div>
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==Patricia Cassia==
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Patricia Cassia, Senatrix for eight years, long-serving CFO of Nova Roma, had been threatened with legal action by Consul M. Piscinus in January for alleged slowness in transferring financial control to the [[Senate_Vote_Januarius_MMDCCLXI_%28Nova_Roma%29|new CFO]]. On a [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NovaRoma-Announce/message/1376 posting to the NovaRoma-Announce list] {{Mar 27}}, she resigned citizenship without an explanation.  This announcement came a day after a new Pontifex Maximus was appointed to the position that Patricia's husband, M. Cassius Iulianus, had created and held for exactly ten years.
  
 
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The month of Februarius MMDCCLXI saw the loss of several long-serving priests and senators, mostly due to a struggle to control of the Collegium Pontificum and Collegium Augurum.

In the January session, the Senate had voted 23-4 with 3 abstaining to approve a Senatus Consultum forbidding owners of any official mailing list to deny membership as an observer to any Senator who wished it. With this in hand, Consul Piscinus demanded that Pontifex Maximus M. Cassius Iulianus add Senators to the Collegium Pontificum list. Cassius saw this demand as rude and improper, and delayed doing so, eventually deleting the entire list rather than comply with the Consultum.

As the debate grew increasingly heated, two long-standing citizens voluntarily resigned their citizenships and offices, two were removed from their offices and another voluntarily resigned from the Senate.

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C. Iulius Scaurus

On a.d. IV Kal. Feb. , Pontifex C. Iulius Scaurus, in a posting to the Collegium Pontificum list, voluntarily resigned his offices and citizenship in protest of the "Christians, atheists, and political appointees" attempting to assert control over the priesthood, presumably in response to the Senatus Consultum. [1]

M. Octavius Gracchus

On prid. Non. Feb. , Senator and Consular M. Octavius Gracchus, in a posting to the main list, resigned from the Senate and "retired to private life", citing his disgust with the "scheming" and "paranoia" of persons he had once liked and respected. Octavius had been among the first ten people to join Nova Roma in Fl. Vedio M. Cassio cos. MMDCCLI a.u.c., and had been an active Senator since Q. Maximo M. Minucio cos. MMDCCLIII a.u.c.. He had recently been voted a message of thanks for his services by the Senate, making his departure all the more tragic.

L. Equitius Cincinnatus

On a.d. X Kal. Mar. , Senator, Consular and Pontifex L. Equitius Cincinnatus Augur was stripped of all his titles and even his Assiduus status, being demoted to the status of Capite Censi, resulting from a legal action initiated by Pontifex and Censor Modianus, for refusing to admit the latter to mailing lists owned by Lucius Equitius. Not only did the Praetores - both members of Censor K. Buteo Modianus's cohort - issue a default judgement against Lucius Equitius, but they added an additional penalty to the sentence due to his refusal to participate in the trial: he was fined $300, the most severe punishment in Nova Roma's history, for the charge of failing to appear for trial.

The harsh treatment of Lucius Equitius caused the recently-departed Octavius to return to the main list, and to inform the Censores that the free technical support he had been providing "stops, now". Censor Ti. Galerius Paulinus, as advocatus for Lucius Equitius, demanded the right of provocatio. Cn. Iulius Caesar also became an outspoken advocate of justice for Lucius Equitius. In a message to the main list, Lucius Equitius accepted accepted Paulinus as advocate.

As of this writing, the matter is unresolved, and the outcome uncertain.

M. Cassius Julianus

prid. Kal. Mar. , publication of Collegium Pontificum voting results revealed that Pater Patriae M. Cassius Julianus had been removed from the offices of Pontifex Maximus and Pontifex by a 6 to 1 vote. Pontifices M. Cassius Iulianus and L. Equitius Cincinnatus were not recorded as having voted, though both had been invited to the list a.d. VII Kal. Mar. .

Cassius was removed the day after the tenth anniversary of his founding of Nova Roma, marring the anniversary celebrations.

a.d. XV Kal. Sep. Marcus Minucius Audens posted the following message to Nova-Roma Announce [2]:

I have been asked by Senator Marcus Cassius Julianus to make the following announcement to Nova Roma. The Senator will immediately begin a two year interval / hiatus of activity from Nova Roma for a combination of personal concerns and a burgeoning business practice.

Patricia Cassia

Patricia Cassia, Senatrix for eight years, long-serving CFO of Nova Roma, had been threatened with legal action by Consul M. Piscinus in January for alleged slowness in transferring financial control to the new CFO. On a posting to the NovaRoma-Announce list a.d. VI Kal. Apr. , she resigned citizenship without an explanation. This announcement came a day after a new Pontifex Maximus was appointed to the position that Patricia's husband, M. Cassius Iulianus, had created and held for exactly ten years.

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