were notaries or accountants, who are
first mentioned under this name in the time of the Empire (Sen.
). Public notaries,
who had the charge of public documents, were also called tabularii (Dig. 43
), and these seem to have differed from the tabelliones in the
circumstance that the latter had nothing to do with the custody of the
public registers. Public tabularii were first established by M. Antoninus in
the provinces, who ordained that the births of all children were to be
announced to the tabularii within thirty days from the birth (Capitol.
9). Respecting the other duties of the public
tabularii, see Cod. Theod. 8, 2, and Gothofr. ad
For the tabularii of the army, see EXERCITUS
Vol. I. p. 803 a.