We are very happy to announce a cooperation between RPR and Nova Roma!
Here is the introduction of Nova Roma:
Nova Roma is an international cultural organization that aims to restore the Roman nation reborn and assembled in a symbolic, spiritually sovereign republic with the purpose to revive the institutions, customs, culture and religion of the ancient Roman people, to reconstruct and model an ideal Roman state in form of an international res publica, a commonwealth of citizen community, and to become the new Roman people of our age.
THE PRINCIPLES OF NOVA ROMA
Rome set the standard and laid the foundation for our modern Western civilization. Rome civilized the world, and we see the need for that divine mission to be kept alive. Founded in 1998, at the 2750th Anniversary of the founding of Rome itself, Nova Roma seeks to bring back the Roman people as a cultural nation to our world through the spread of knowledge and through our own virtuous example. An integral part of this mission is the Cultus Deorum, the ancient religion of the Roman people. Both the domestic rites (sacra privata) and the state rites (sacra publica) are vital to the Cultus Deorum, and both are represented in the practices of Nova Roma. Our long-term goal is the restoration of the sacred priestly collegia and the honoring of the full cycle of Roman holidays throughout the year. The guiding philosophy of Nova Roma is the “Nova Romanitas” or “New Romanness”, a general revival of all aspects of Roman culture, from Roman legions to literature, philosophy, ancient Roman law and the arts. A core aspect of Romanitas which Nova Roma endeavors to revive is what are known as the Roman virtues. These virtues are what gave a small city on the banks of the Tiber the moral and practical strength to govern much of the world, and are most sorely lacking in our society today. Another important aspect of the Nova Romanitas is the promotion of the Latin language, the only language in which those virtues and that culture ever found their most authentic and universal expression. By promoting Roman culture, we are in effect promoting nothing less than the revitalization of Western society. By practicing Roman crafts and arts, we more fully understand our own Western roots.
Nova Roma is more than a historical recreation society, although we are that. We are more than a Roman religious organization, although we are that, too. We are more than a classical studies group, but that falls within our purview as well. We are nothing less than a sovereign nation; an attempt to re-create the best of classical Rome (with a few compromises to modern times), and we invite you to join us by applying for citizenship today.
THE ACTIVITIES OF NOVA ROMA
Nova Roma is dedicated to the study and restoration of ancient Roman culture. The activities of Nova Roma as an organization are focused on the following objectives:
· the study, practice and promotion of the Roman religion and the cultus deorum,
· the practice and promotion of Roman reenactment,
· the supporting of the worldwide re-enactor communities,
· the promotion of Roman culture and knowledge in general,
· the supporting and practice of living Latin language and the promotion of Latin,
· academic work and all forms of study on Romanitas,
· supporting and providing an international network for other groups who share the same mission of promoting Roman history, culture, arts, language, literature, virtues and religion,
· reconstructing the civic life of the Roman republic and its institutions for a modern audience,
· building a living Roman community of friendship and brotherhood where members support and respect each other,
· serving as the international home of the Roman nation reborn.
The very long term goal of Nova Roma is to build a Roman city, a historical reconstruction, which can serve both as a Roman reenactment center and tourist attraction for full Roman immersion, and as a world capital of Nova Romans, with the possibility for those interested even to live there a fully Roman way of life (with reasonable and expectable modern concessions).
Nova Roma invites all sympathizers who would like to support Nova Roma to join as a fellow citizen and to join the Nova Roma Facebook group.
RPR wishes Nova Roma success in their work and we’ll hope to hear news about how their work is progressing soon.
Interested having your Roman group / community / association introduced here? RPR welcomes all Roman organisations as partners. Please read further information about our cooperation policy here and contact our consules for further information.