City of artisans and
Corinth, at the north-eastern tip of
Peloponnese, the home of Sisyphos and the great hero Bellerophon,
was one of the oldest Greek city-states and among the most important ones.
Strategically positioned on the
Isthmos, was controlling the communication of Peloponnese with the
mainland Greece. It was this position that made her the richest
commercial city of ancient Greece.
Equated with the Homeric city Ephyra, Corinth was the innovator and
master builder of commercial and war ships and developed great wealth from
the ancient times, establishing a series of colonies, among them
Under Periander, who constructed the
Diolkos, Corinth reached
its greatest wealth and power.
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