Ancient Corinth - Corinth, Greece
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 37° 54.349 E 022° 52.719
34S E 665158 N 4197029
Quick Description: Ancient Corinth is located about 5 km northeast of the modern town of Corinth in Greece. A book by Petros G. Themelis titled "Ancient Corinth" was written about it.
Location: Greece
Date Posted: 1/30/2011 12:10:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMAMM4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
Views: 3

Long Description:
"Corinth, or Korinth, was a city-state (polis) on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece, roughly halfway between Athens and Sparta. The modern town of Corinth is located approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northeast of the ancient ruins."

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"The site of Ancient Corinth was first inhabited in the Neolithic period (5000-3000 B.C.). The peak period of the town, though, started in the 8th century B.C. and lasted until its destruction by the Roman general Mummius in 146 B.C. Representative of its wealth is the Doric Temple of Apollo, which was built in 550 B.C.

The city was reinhabited in 44 B.C. and gradually developed again. In 51/52 A.D., Apostle Paul visited Corinth. The centre of the Roman city was organized to the south of the temple of Apollo and included shops, small shrines, fountains, baths, and other public buildings. The invasion of the Herulians in A.D. 267 , initiated the decline of the city though it remained inhabited for many centuries through successive invasions and destructions, until it was liberated from the Turks in 1822.

Limited excavations were conducted in 1892 and 1906 by the Archaeological Society of Athens under the direction of A. Skias. The systematic excavations of the area, initiated by the American School of Classical Studies in 1896, are still continuing today and have brought to light the agora, temples, fountains, shops, porticoes, baths and various other monuments."

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The book can be purchased at (visit link). It does not have an ISBN number. Its ASIN number is B0007B8WWU.

ISBN Number: 0000000000

Author(s): Petros G. Themelis

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