Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 527
Canon 4 of the so-called Second Council of Arles (Gaul, AD 442-506) forbids clerics from receiving girls in their private chambers.
Canon 4
Nullus diaconus, uel presbyter, uel episcopus ad cellarii secretum intromittat puellam, uel ingenuam, uel ancillam.
(ed. Munier 1963: 114)
Canon 4
No deacon, or a presbyter, or bishop, should receive a girl in his private chamber, no matter if she is free-born or a slave.
(trans. J. Szafranowski)

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Arles

About the source:

Title: Second Council of Arles, Concilium Arelatense Secundum
Origin: Arles (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The so-called Second Council of Arles is in fact a collection of canons from several councils, namely the First Council of Arles in 314, the First Council of Nicea in 325, the First Council of Orange in 441, and the Council of Vaison 442. Therefore, the terminus post quem of the collection must be 442 and the terminus ante quem probably 506, the date of the Council of Agde, whose acts are not included in the collection. This collection also includes some canons of unknown origin, which are the only ones included in the database.
Ch. Munier ed., Concilia Galliae a. 314-a. 506, Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina 148, Turnhoult 1963.


Food/Clothes/Housing - Type of housing
    Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
      Relation with - Slave/Servant
        Relation with - Woman
          Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: J. Szafranowski, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER527,