ca. 415

Law issued by Honorius [Present-day Italy] [Provisional]: “We decree that Jewish masters may possess Christian slaves without reproach, but only on condition that they permit these slaves to follow their own religion. Moreover the judges of the provinces are to know, when the amount of their public confiscation has been inspected, that the insolence of those men who have thought to deceive them with timely prayers is to be reproved; and we decree that all possessions fraudulently elicited or to be elicited from Jewish masters are to be given back to them. If anyone breaks this law, he is to be punished as if he had committed sacrilege.” [Editor’s note: Author’s footnote dates this law in 415 as Theodosian Code 16.9.3]
“The Persecution of the Jews in the Roman Empire (300-428).” James Everett Seaver. 1952, Page 62; Accessed online 8/2/2011