called also Antecursōres.
Roman horse-soldiers, who were
accustomed to precede an army on march in order to choose a suitable place for the camp, and
to make the necessary provisions for the army. They do not appear to have been merely scouts,
like the speculatores.
This name was also given to the teachers of the
Roman law. (Cod. Iust.
i. 17, 2.)