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Corinth

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Corinth (/ˈkɔːrɪnθ/; Greek: Κόρινθος Kórinthos) was a city-state (polis) on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece, roughly halfway between Athens and Sparta.Ancient Corinth was one of the largest and most important cities of Greece, with a population of 90,000 in 400 BC.[1] The Romans totally destroyed Corinth in 146 BC, built a new city in its place in 44 BC, and later made it the provincial capital of Greece.CorinthΚόρινθος←700 BC–338 BC →CapitalCorinthLanguagesDoric GreekReligionGreek PolytheismGovernmentOligarchyHistorical eraClassical Antiquity • Founding700 BC 700 BC • Cypselus657–627 BC • Dissolution338 BC

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