Dennis E. Smith

A Temple Restaurant. The temple of the healing-god Asclepius in Corinth housed an idol and a sacrificial altar as well as an abaton or sleeping chamber for having healing dreams. But also, like many ancient temples, it hosted festive banquets in no less than three public dining rooms; the rooms were lined on three sides by stone couches (such as the one shown) where diners would recline as they ate and socialized.