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Actis, ab
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[German version]

Someone occupied with the documentation and care of formal and formless administrative records ( acta ) of a public authority. Ab a. coincides only partially with the designation  act(u)arius , who held a higher rank in public service (Cod. Iust. 2,7,26). The optio ab a. (CIL VI 3884) is a military administrative official of the imperial era; the ab a. senatus (also curator actorum senatus), a senator with quaestorial rank, produced the senate records in the second and 3rd cents. AD; the procurator ab a. urbis directed the office for the acta diurna.

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Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Actis, ab”, 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 06 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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