Res Publica Romana
What we do?
Res Publica Romana is a Roman community for promoting ancient Roman culture and modern reconstructionist and research projects of ancient Rome. We welcome as citizens all students, researchers, enthusiasts, reconstructionists, experimental archaeologists, living history practioners, re-enactors, members and citizens of other Roman organisations and religio romana practioners.
We are registered as a non-profit organisation in Sweden with focus to be active internationally with religious, historic and cultural interest related to ancient Rome. We have chosen to model our organisation according to the principles of ancient Roman republic in order to build a Roman community.
We promote and support activities related to re-enactment and reconstructionalism as well academic research and all other activities related to ancient Roman culture. Our aim is to be a uniting hub for Roman enthusiasts and professionals and to promote our own projects as well as projects and efforts of other Roman organisations, groups and communities. We have chosen to do this a Roman community, which necessites, in our view, adopting certain ancient Roman principles and ways of doing things.
Res Publica Romana works for romanitas. The work is done by working, supporting and promoting projects that:
- Work to reinstate Roman virtues culture and community.
- Make Roman history come alive through work with living history and experimental archaeology.
- Arrange worship and rituals for the Roman ancestor spirits and gods.
- Support research of Roman history and associated archaeological work.
- Produce musical, dramatic, pedagogic, cinematic and literary Roman works.
- Integrate music, theatre, films and other cultural expressions in the other activities of Res Publica Romana itself.
- Engage women, men, youths and children from all cultures all over the world in the romanitas.
You can read more about our current projects here.
We collaborate with different organisations and groups in order to help our projects as well as to gather all modern Romans to meet with each other.
You can read more about our collaboration with other organisations and groups here.
Republican Rome today: a modern synthesis.
We of Res Publica Romana are modern Romans living our lives according to the values, ethics and culture of the Republic of ancient Rome. We exemplify the best of the past, updated to today’s world. We are a community spread all over the world, joined in a Roman community by our common vision of Romanitas.
It is Rome that inspires and directs us in our daily lives: whether we are speaking Latin, engaging in philosophy, building temples to the gods, embodying Roman values of courage, friendship, loyalty and devotion to duty.
As students, scientists, teachers, soldiers, politicians, parents, children, we honour and live the Roman virtues which made Roma Antiqua flourish.
Venite; join us and live a life of Romanitas!
Interested to become a citizen?
Our citizenship is open for everyone. We welcome as citizens all students, researchers, enthusiasts, reconstructionists, experimental archaeologists, living history practioners, re-enactors, members and citizens of other Roman organisations and religio romana practioners.
We have two-level system of citizenship: friends and citizens. You can choose level of citizenship that suits best your wishes. As a friend of RPR you can take part most of our activities and as full citizen, who has taken all the steps in cursus civium -process, take part into our administration as well as all our activities.
Read more how to become a citizen and leave your application at our Villa Publica (Censor’s Office) -site.
Read more about laws and regulations we work at the Tabularium (Archives) -site.