a notary (Suidas, s. v.). Under the Empire
the Tabelliones succeeded to the business of the Scribae in the times of the
Republic [SCRIBAE]. They were chiefly employed in
drawing up legal documents, and for this purpose usually took their stations
in the marketplaces of towns (Capitol. Macrin.
4; Cod. 4, 21, 17; Novell. 73, 100.5, &c.). They formed a special
order in the state (Gothofr. ad Cod. Theod.
12, 1, 3).