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ANTECESSO´RES

ANTECESSO´RES called also ANTECURSO´RES. 1. Horse-soldiers, who were accustomed to precede an army on the march, in order to choose a suitable place for the camp, and to make the necessary provisions for the army. They were not merely scouts, like the speculatores. (Hirt, Bell. Afr. 12, who speaks of speculatores et antecessores equites; Suet. Vitell. 17; Caes. Gal. 5.47.) 2. Teachers of the Roman law. (Cod. 1, tit. 17, s. 2, § § 9, 11.)

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