Ancient Corinth

The peak period of the city, started in the 8th century B.C






Ancient Corinth, the original City of Corinth, was founded in the 10th Century BCE and was the largest city in ancient Greece. The Corinth Paul knew had been re-founded by Julius Caesar as a Roman colony in 44 BCE.
Corinth was known as an especially "wild” city and had a reputation for licentiousness,is a Greek city, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the original isthmus, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. To the west of the isthmus lies the Gulf of Corinth.

The Canal cuts in a straight line the Isthmus of Corinth in length 6.346 m. Its width at the surface of the sea is 24,6 m. and at the bottom it is 21,3 m., while its depth oscillates between 7,50 and 8 m.
The famous Corinth Canal, which separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece, connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf. The Corinth Canal, though only completed in the late 19th century, was an idea and dream thatĘs dates back over 2000† years.
The first to propose such an undertaking was the tyrant Periander in the 7th century BC ,finally completed on 25 July 1893.
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