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.
who speaks of speculatores et antecessores
17; Caes. Gal. 5.47
.) 2. Teachers of the Roman
law. (Cod. 1, tit. 17, s. 2, § § 9, 11.)