From M. Torelli, The Etruscans (Rizzoli, 2001)

TEMPLE PLEASURES. At the coastal Etruscan site of Pyrgi, north of Rome, excavator Giovanni Colonna identified two temples dating to c. 500 B.C.E., the smaller of which (labeled Temple B in photo) was dedicated to the Etruscan goddess Uni (Phoenician Ashtoreth) and featured at least 17 small rooms along the temple’s southern temenos wall. Colonna interpreted the rooms, each of which measured about 6 x 9 ft, as quarters for temple prostitutes, perhaps validating the comment of the later Roman satirist Lucilius that Pyrgi was well known for its “harlots.”