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A loose slipper, or light, low shoe, fitting either foot, which the Romans adopted

Comic Actor with Socci. (De l'Aulnaye,
Salt. Theatr.
pl. iv.)

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).

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