Ancient Corinth

Ancient Corinth was a city in Ancient Greece, situated in the north of the Peloponnese, in southern Greece. The city was first settled in the Neolithic period (5000-3000 BC) and was considered the richest city in the ancient world.

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History of Ancient Corinth

Ancient Corinth was formerly known as “Ephira” and was founded by Sisyphus, the crafty king of Corinth, who became famous for his feat of breaking through the limits of human ability and defeating death.

Ancient Corinth was also famous for being the home of the hero Bellerophon, The Hero Who Tamed Pegasus, ruler of the winged horse Pegasus, the winged horse. Bellerophon was worshiped like a god in Ancient Corinth. In addition, Ancient Corinth was known as the main place of worship for Apollo, the Greek god of music, and also for Zeus, The Supreme God, in the district of Nemea.

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Evangelia Hatzitsinidou is the creator and author of which has been merged with She has been writing about Greek Mythology for almost twenty years. A native to Greece, she teaches and lives just outside Athens.