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Lewis : scriptor

scriptor, scriptor, ōris, m. scribo, one who writes. In gen. (acc. to scribo, I.), a writer, scribe, secretary (syn. librarius; very rare): addebat etiam, scriptores illos male multatos exisse cum Galbā, Cic. Brut. 22, 88; cf.: scriptor librarius, Hor. A. P. 354: ex ejus (Crassi) scriptore et lectore Diphilo suspicari liceret, Cic. de Or. 1, 30, 136: (Seneca) advocatis scriptoribus pleraque tradidit, quae, etc., Tac. A. 15, 63 fin.; Vulg. Ezech. 9, 2.

In partic. (acc. to scribo, II.). One that composes in writing; a writer, composer, author, reporter, narrator, etc. (the ruling signif. of the word; syn. auctor). With gen.: omnium bonarum artium scriptores atque doctores et legendi et pervolutandi, Cic. de Or. 1, 34, 158: artis, id. ib. 1, 20, 91; id. Inv. 2, 2, 6; Quint. 9, 4, 96: artium, id. 7, 7, 1; 7, 7, 8, prooem. § 3: quam multos scriptores rerum suarum magnus ille Alexander secum habuisse dicitur, Cic. Arch. 10, 24; so, rerum scriptor, an historian, Liv. 21, 1; for which: historiarum, Juv. 7, 99; Plin. 36, 5, 4, § 36: temporum, Treb. Poll. Trig. Tyr. 18: carminum, Quint. 1, 5, 11: tragoediarum, id. 1, 5, 21; 10, 1, 97: veteris comoediae, id. 10, 1, 9: iamborum, id. 10, 1, 9; 10, 1, 59: mimorum, id. 1, 10, 17: Satyrorum, Hor. A. P. 235: Trojani belli, id. Ep. 1, 2, 1 et saep.: tuarum rerum domesticos habes et scriptores et nuntios, reporters, Cic. Fam. 2, 4, 1.

Absol.: omne genus scriptorum, Quint. 1, 4, 4: vetustissimus ille scriptor ac politissimus Lysias, Cic. Or. 9, 29; so of the same, id. Brut. 9, 35: quia provenere ibi (sc. Athenis) scriptorum magna ingenia, etc., Sall. C. 8, 3: utriusque linguae, in Latin and Greek, Gell. praef. § 4; so of an historian: in tantā scriptorum turbā, Liv. praef. § 2 sq.; Mart. 3, 20, 4 al.; Quint. 3, 4, 1: fere scriptores carmine foedo Splendida facta linunt, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 236; so of poets, id. ib. 2, 1, 62: scriptorum chorus, id. ib. 2, 2, 77: nobilium scriptorum auditor, id. ib. 1, 19, 39; id. A. P. 120; 136; Phaedr. 5, 1, 17 al.

Publicists' and jurid. t. t. (acc. to scribo, II. B.), a drawer up, compiler, draughter of any thing. Legum (Numa), Cic. Rep. 5, 2, 3: legis, id. Inv. 2, 47, 139.

Alieni testamenti, Suet. Ner. 17.—Absol., Quint. 7, 2, 53; 7, 6, 11.