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 where diners would recline as they ate and socialized. In his Letter to the Corinthians, Paul urged local Christians to avoid dining in temples, lest a bad public example be set for those with weaker consciences, who may be unduly influenced by pagan idolatry.