In the Treaty, the Council recognized itelf as the continuation of the Old Roman Republic,
The Second Renaissance
The previous centuries are called a renaissance scoping all of Europe in an new age of Enlightenment, however marking the unification their is a period often referred to as the Latin Renaissance. The return of Classical Values and free thought, stimulated the once declining economy and the will of an dispirited people as writer Giacomo Casanova describes,
"At the hands of Greeks and Barbarians people of Rome have lied in Rome for too long! But at the return of the Empire and Augustus they would take back the World which they had once lost, VICTA ROMA"
- The Lost who were Found
In February of 1722 Sebastiano Mocenigo was elected by his fellow governors as the first council, establishing a formal state funded education system and a modernized army, inviting Greek and Norse advisers to bring the SPQR to progress,.
Old structures of the past were began reconstruction Trajan's Forum, was completed in 1748
In November of 1726, there a skirmish between Italian Farmers and Byzantine Soldiers who had mistakenly had marched into the Kingdom of Naples ensued at the battle of Mefi, angry peasants ambushing a squad of Byzantine Regulars, killing nine soldiers and 25 peasants. Sebastiano used this as an excuse for war, declaring a state on Thanksgiving.