Legal and patristic Sources are evidence of widespread trafficking of human beings in the Diocletian and in the late Roman Imperial period. It was often punished as plagium, a crime which deeply developed through centuries, since it finally encompassed several different matters, such as Kidnapping, Enslavement and Trafficking human beings, both free and slaves, adults as well as childrens.


Keywords: Constantinus; Crimina; Diocletianus; Enslavement; Kidnapping; Plagium; Trade.