(originally two deputies of the consuls, to investigate and try capital crimes;
elected annually at the comitia of the tribes. From the earliest days of the republic
they had the care of public moneys, archives, and military standards, in the temple of
Saturn. Their number was gradually increased to 40; but most of them were employed in
the provinces, assigned to them by lot): Cassium de occupando regno molientem quaestor
accusavit: a quaestoribus diem dictam perduellionis damnatumque, etc., L.
quaestores urbani: a quaestore numeravit
paid by an order on the quaestor
: cum quaestores sortiuntur: Ostiensis
, i. e.
customs-officer at Ostia
.—Fig.: quaestor non imperi, sed doloris mei, i. e.