I just started reading 1 Corinthians today, and one of the footnotes in my Bible (NLT, Life Application Study Bible) has this:
...there were more than a dozen pagan temples employing at least a thousand prostitutes. Corinth's reputation was such that prostitutes in other cities began to be called "Corinthian girls."
There are two claims here that I was surprised by:
- There were at least 12 pagan temples employing at least 1,000 prostitues
- Prostitutes in other cities began to be called "Corinthian girls"
How did the author of this footnote know these (reputed) facts? What's the historical evidence for these claims?