Last updated on: 8/28/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

438 AD – Codex Theodosianus

“[T]he Code issues by Christian [Byzantine] Emperor Theodosius [II]… deprived fathers and mothers of their legal right to compel their daughters or slaves to prostitute themselves. The code also took steps to abolish the prostitution tax, thus giving the state less of a financial interest in prostitution.”