posting-book, in which the Romans entered memoranda of any importance,
especially of money received and expended, which were afterwards
transcribed, usually every month, into a kind of ledger. (Tabulae
justae, codex accepti et expensi.
) The adversaria
were not admitted as legal evidence, although the
were (cf. Gaius, §
128-133; Ortolan, Explic. Hist.
3.244 ff.). They were
probably called adversaria
because they lay
always open before the eyes. (Cic. p. Rosc.
,7; Propert. 3.23, 20.)