"Sed fortuna, quae plurimum potest cum in reliquis rebus tum praecipue in bello, parvis momentis magnas rerum commutationes efficit; ut tum accidit."

C. Iulius Caesar - Commentarii de Bello Civili Bk III.68

Monday, November 20, 2006

A good day to be Roman

The election of Tiberius Galerius Paulinus as Consul is excellent news. He brings a good combination of practicality, traditionalism and energy to the office. He can be doggedly determined, yet he is also able to negotiate alternative routes to the same goal.

Gaius Equitius Cato was elected as Praetor, an equally excellent result. Anyone who frequents the Nova Roman forum on a regular basis will know this man. Dedicated, witty, charming, relentless in debate and analytical in reflection, this man is the quintessential Roman patrician. He can be a true friend and doughty foe. Justice is safe in this man’s hands.

Titus Iulius Sabinus was not so fortunate in his attempt at the Praetor’s tribunal, which is a great pity for he and Cato were a good team this year as Curule Aediles. Sabinus is organized, methodical, inspiring and a really good man. Nova Roma benefited immensely from all his hard work organizing the various games and festivals his year. He will make an excellent Praetor, and I hope that day will be soon.

Hopefully better days lie ahead for Nova Roma.