The moral problems among the “saints” of the church of Corinth are well-known. Writing of days prior to Paul, Strabo said that the Temple of Aphrodite owned one thousand temple–slaves and prostitutes!
Thus the reputation of Corinth was well–known. It is not probable that interested persons would climb 1700 feet to the temple of Aphrodite (the goddess of love) to visit a prostitute, but her temple was located there.
Besides the several springs (Peirene Fountain, Glauke Fountain, Lerna Spring by the Asclepion) that were located near the site of Corinth itself, there actually was a powerful, not too frequently visited, spring on the top of the Acrocorinth call the “Upper Peirene Spring.” The basic remains visible in the image above date to the Hellenistic Period (third to first century BC).
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