Anagnōstēs, a reader, often an educated slave, whose duty in Roman houses was to entertain his master and guests at table by a recitation in Greek and Latin. *Cicero (Att. 1. 12. 4) mentions his distress at the death of his young reader Sosthenes. *Atticus (see pomoponius atticus, titus) kept very good readers whom he thought indispensable at dinner parties (Nep.