For the Fathers of the Church there was nothing intrinsically wrong with dancing. Nevertheless, certain forms of choreutic gesture were often used with a negative connotation to highlight religious alterity. The results of this cultural construction can also be identified at a local level in some sources regarding the Iberian Peninsula. In addition to some conciliar norms, the article considers texts by Licinian of Cartagena, Isidore of Seville and Valerio of Bierzo.

Spumansque ore lymphatico bacchabundus. Dancing in the Christian Iberian Peninsula in Late Antiquity

Donatella Tronca
2021

Abstract

For the Fathers of the Church there was nothing intrinsically wrong with dancing. Nevertheless, certain forms of choreutic gesture were often used with a negative connotation to highlight religious alterity. The results of this cultural construction can also be identified at a local level in some sources regarding the Iberian Peninsula. In addition to some conciliar norms, the article considers texts by Licinian of Cartagena, Isidore of Seville and Valerio of Bierzo.
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