The Roman past in spectacles

Tertoulian in his Apologetic in the second century, representing the Christian community of Carthage wrote against “the amphitheater where the gods see you dancing in the human blood.”

Thrasius Caecilius Cyprianus, bishop of Carthage in the 2nd century, writes about the pantomime. The mime if he wants to stay in the Christian community needs to stop dancing and teaching dance.

Julian the Apostate during his short reign (360-363) restored the ancient dances with the pagan traditions.

The Livanios friend of Julian the Apostate, wrote the work “On dancers.”

Dances in the squares and streets during festivals ludi Nemesiacis, in honor of Nemesis, patroness of hunting and racing, from the 5th century to stop.