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Corinth
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The location at the large east-west connection of the Mediterranean Sea, where ships had to be drawn across a short stretch of land from one sea to the other (with the harbors Cenchrea and Lechaion), made Corinth a junction of cultural contact in antiquity. With its colonies, the city was a water bridge and a land bridge from east to west and north to south. It attracted merchants and artisans – along with their religions –, Egyptians, Carthaginians, Jews, and the tent-maker Paul`. As the center of opposition against the Romans, Corinth was destroyed in 146 bce, but it did n…

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Auffarth, Christoph, “Corinth”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12209>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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