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Actarius
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(actuarius.) Actarius can apply to  acta and also to actus (fast movement, transportation) and can therefore designate activities in various areas:

1. In private life, actarius (= actuarius) refers to the ‘fast scribe’, that is of court speeches or recitations (Suet. Iul. 55; Sen. Epist. 4,4,9; Tac. Ann. 5,4), and therefore also to the bookkeeper or accountant (Petron. Sat. 53,1). A. (= actarius) refers to a record-keeper in private and imperial households (CIL VI 5 182; VI 6 244; VI 9 106 f.).

2. In military life, actuarii are, since Septimius Severus, sometimes h…

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Gizewski, Christian (Berlin), “Actarius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e102840>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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