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Augustales

[aw-guh-stey-leez]
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plural noun (in ancient Rome)
  1. local officials, usually freedmen, appointed in various towns for the worship of deified emperors.
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Origin of Augustales

< Latin, plural of Augustālis. See Augustus, -al1
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  • Deputati.The first fifteen were called Deputati, the others were apparently known simply as Augustales.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus

    Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)

  • Augustales, highest class of Exceptores (shorthand writers), 104 n, 110; xi.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus

    Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)

  • The Augustales referred to in the latter passage were a higher class of Exceptores.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus

    Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)