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An ancient Roman official, appointed to be the chief administrator of a province after serving his term of office as praetor.

[Latin prōpraetor : prō-, for; see pro-1 + praetor, praetor; see praetor.]

pro′prae·to′ri·al (prō′prĭ-tôr′ē-əl), pro′prae·to′ri·an (-ən) adj.


(prəʊˈpriːtə) or


(Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) a citizen, esp an ex-praetor, granted a praetor's imperium to be exercised outside Rome, esp in the provinces
[Latin, from prō praetōre one who acts for a praetor]
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El texto tambien indica dos de las armas que auparan desde el primer momento al joven Octavio al escenario de la gran politica romana: su voz en el senado, y su derecho a mandar ejercitos merced al citado imperium / [TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII] (<<la vara del mando>>), algo que pondria en practica muy pronto al ser nombrado propraetor, avxioxpaxnyoc.
[...] Adgressus, inquis, est propraetor, armatorum frequenti acie, longum et impeditum turba pecorum agmen, recenti milite fessos longo itinere, adcipimus, ut merito credantur Romani Lusitanorum multa millia cecidisse.
Meanwhile, it transpires that Ionides's naive plans have been squashed by Lucius Galba, the Propraetor of southern Greece (pp.
The Roman magistrate Gaius Verres (d.43 BC) robbed the temples and palaces of Sicily where he was propraetor (in effect, viceroy) in 73 -71 BC, of any portable work of art, and some immobile ones, such as bronze doors.
As the Propraetor Lucius Galba puts it, Ionides and his like must strictly confine themselves "to [their] religious duties" (146).
accuses Memmius, the propraetor in Bithynia during his time there, of
He was the son of the propraetor under whom Cicero served as quaestor in Sicily in 76-75.
Thermus who was propraetor in Asia in 51, and probably in 52.(31) Willems objected that the two men must be distinguished, since the Thermus mentioned by Caesar is called praetor under the year 49.
Birth and early career unknown; rose to prominence as an officer under Sulla; was appointed propraetor of Sicily (81); designated by Sulla for the consulship of 78, he set about dismantling Sulla's aristocratic constitution, perhaps even before Sulla's death, although he encountered opposition from his fellow consul Quintus Lutatius Catulus; moved to recall the exiles, reinstitute tribunal power, renew cheap grain, and redistribute land; determined to seek a second consulship to continue his program, he raised troops in northern Italy en route to his proconsular province of Transalpine Gaul (roughly the southeast third of France) (77); declared a public enemy (March?
At thirty, Catullus found himself bankrupt, emotionally as well as financially, and in 57 bc, after his final break with Clodia, he traveled to Asia with his friend Gaius Memmius, who was taking the post of propraetor of Bithynia.
Cairns, AJP 95 (1974), 161-2 works with the possibility of etymological play between anteire and praeire/praetor to suggest that the young Tullus had a position as praetor or propraetor or legatus/quaestor pro praetore.
Antonius (94); as praetor and propraetor, he successfully defended Sicily late in the Social War (War of the Socii or Allies) and captured Rhegium (88); elected consul (83), he raised an army to oppose Sulla's return at the head of his army, but was defeated by Sulla at Mount Tifata (83); as proconsul he gathered more troops and attacked Sulla's subordinate Metellus at Faventia, but his force was routed (82); fled to Rhodes; while the Rhodians debated handing him over to Sulla (82?), he committed suicide.