- local officials, usually freedmen, appointed in various towns for the worship of deified emperors.
Origin of Augustales
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Deputati.The first fifteen were called Deputati, the others were apparently known simply as Augustales.
Augustales, highest class of Exceptores (shorthand writers), 104 n, 110; xi.
The Augustales referred to in the latter passage were a higher class of Exceptores.