A loose slipper, or light, low shoe, fitting either foot, which the Romans adopted
Comic Actor with Socci. (De l'Aulnaye,
from the Greeks, among whom it was worn by both sexes. It was the characteristic of
comedy, as the cothurnus (q. v.) was of tragedy (A. P.
80). To wear the soccus off the stage was regarded as unRoman (Pliny , Pliny H. N. xxxvii. 6).
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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