1. Clerks who compiled the Acta Publica. [ACTA
] The name is also sometimes given to the Notarii,
or short-hand writers, who took down the speeches in
the senate and the courts (Suet. Jul. 55
33, 9); respecting whom and the use of short-hand
among the Romans, see NOTARII
2. A clerk who kept the accounts of a private person (Petron. 53).
3. Military officers whose duty it was to keep the accounts of the army, to
see that the contractors supplied the soldiers with provisions according to
agreement, &c. (Aurel. Vict. Caes.
33, 13; Amm. Marc. 20.5
; Cod. Just. xii. tit. 38, s. 5, 16;
xii. tit. 50.)
4. The title of certain physicians at the court of Constantinople. [MEDICUS