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Discussor
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A discussor (Greek logothétēs, etym. from discutere in the meaning of ‘to check, investigate’) was an official of the late antique Roman state, to whom article 10,30 of the Cod. lust. was dedicated. The main tasks of the discussores lay in tax administration. In that context, they apparently carried out external audits of the tax bases set by the  census through self-assessment (professio). They also appear as auditors for customs, public building projects, and state regulated prices. Administrative acts issued by the discussores were called  sententiae (Cod. Iust…

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Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen), “Discussor”, 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 08 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e321410>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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