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The Canons of the Synods of Sardica, Carthage, Constantinople, and Carthage Under St. Cyprian, Which Canons Were Received by the Council in Trullo and Ratified by II. Nice.: Canon LXIII
Canon LXIII. (Greek lxvi.)
Of players who have become Christians.
And of them also it must be sought that if anyone wishes to come to the grace of Christianity from any ludicrous art (ludicra arte) and to remain free of that stain, it be not lawful for anyone to induce him or compel him to return to the performance of the same things again.
Ancient Epitome of Canon LXIII.
Whoever has turned away from the stage to adopt an honest life, shall not be led back thereto.
This is Canon vij. of the Synod of Carthage, June 15 (or 16), a.d. 401.
This canon is probably to be understood of slaves bought by their masters for the service of the Circ, or Theatre.
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