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Proquaestor
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(originally pro quaestore, 'in place of a quaestor '; Greek ἀντιταμίας/antitamías) was the term for the promagistrate who took on administrative duties in place of the elected quaestor in Roman provinces of the late Republic:

1) If the quaestor died or resigned from office prematurely, the governor named a member of his staff (usually a legatus ) as proquaestor; C. Verres, e.g., was appointed by Cn. Cornelius [I 25] Dolabella in 80 BC (Cic. Verr. 2,1,41; 2,1,90).

2) Because of the shortage of quaestores they were not infrequently sent as proquaestores to a province aft…

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Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne), “Proquaestor”, 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 24 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1010740>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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