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Decemprimi
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The term referred to the ‘first ten’ in a row (Greek δεκάπρωτοι, dekáprōtoi).

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[1] The ten highest-ranking decuriones in the curia of a city

Decemprimi was the name for the ten highest-ranking decuriones in the curia of a city with a constitution based on Roman or peregrine law. They handled various tasks; in particular, they were prominent in legations (Liv. 29,15,5; Cic. Verr. 2,2,162). In the Roman Imperial period, the decemprimi gradually…

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Gizewski, Christian (Berlin), “Decemprimi”, 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 27 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e311920>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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