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Herodotus on Babylonian "Sacred Prostitution"

Herodotus, Book I, para 199

The Histories by the Greek researcher Herodotus of Halicarnassus who wrote in the fifth century B.C. on prostitution in the Temple of Ishtar.

"There is one custom amongst these people which is wholly shameful: every woman who is a native of the country must once in her life go and sit in the temple of Aphrodite [Ishtar] and there give herself to a strange man."

Herodotus, Book I, para 199