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  • Founded in 700 BC
  • Demolished by the Romans in 146 BC
  • Known as a trade city
  • Had two seaports
  • One of the wealthiest cities in Ancient Greece
  • Home of one of the major forms of Greek architecture
  • Monarchy with a king
  • Allied with Sparta against Athens in the Peloponnesian War


Corinth, Greece

Corinth from Above

The Ancient History of Corinth

Corinth: The Lap of Ancient Luxury

Patron God


God of the sea, earthquakes, soil, storms, and horses


Symbols: Trident, fish, dolphin, horse and bull