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A Latin inscription mentioning the Roman meat and fish market—the Macellum (see 1 Cor 10:35)—of the family of the Cornelii at Corinth (ca. 27B.C. — A.D. 14).

Meat that had been "sacrificed" to idols would be sold in such a market.  The early Christians in Corinth had questions about whether or not they could eat meat that had been offered to idol.  The apostle Paul addressed this question in 1 Corinthians 8–10.

Thanks to Ferrell Jenkins (private communication) for helpful input.  For an additional macellum inscription Click Here.