). In the Greek-speaking cities of the Roman
Empire a committee of ten, or more rarely of twenty (εἰκοσάπρωτοι
), was chosen from among the
decuriones or provincial senators, and charged with the collection of the taxes, for
which they were made responsible. These decaproti are to be distinguished from the decem primi
(q. v.) in Rome and the Italian municipia, who were honorary
representatives of their curia, but not magistrates.