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Colleges of civil servants in Rome, Italy and the west of the Roman empire, consisting of four (quattuor) persons (viri) who could be charged with a variety of duties.

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I. Rome

1) The college of the quattuorviri viarum curandarum (initially probably called quattuorviri viis in urbe purgandis) had the task of providing for the street cleaning within the city walls. They belonged to the 'twentymen' (vigintiviri), a group of offices held by young senators prio…

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Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn), “Quattuorviri”, 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 18 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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