Occupation - Scribente

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Occupation - Scribente

Postby cefalo2 » 15 Jan 2010, 17:08

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Re: Occupation - Scribente

Postby PeterTimber » 15 Jan 2010, 17:17

Don Flaminio was a "clerk" (Scribente=scriber). The word for scribe in Italian is Scriba. As a clerk he must have done what all scribers did..they recorded in ledgers. =Peter=
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Re: Occupation - Scribente

Postby Biff83 » 15 Jan 2010, 17:18

First, thanks again for all your help tracking my son in law's Vozella/Cefalo
ancestors from Torre.

Best guess is "scribe." From wiki
A scribe is a person who writes books or documents by hand as a profession and helps the city keep tracks of its records.The profession, previously found in all literate cultures in some form, lost most of its importance and status with the advent of printing. The work could involve copying books, including sacred texts, or secretarial and administrative duties such as taking of dictation and the keeping of business, judicial and historical records for kings, nobility, temples and cities. Later the profession developed into public servants, journalists, accountants, typists, and lawyers.

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