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Corinth  (CORE-inth)

City commanding the narrow neck of land that links the major regions of Greece, legendarily founded by Sisyphus and later ruled by Jason's uncle Pelias. In historical times, Corinth was the site of a magnificent temple to Apollo. Fabled of old for its wealth, Corinth was ultimately destroyed by the Romans and rebuilt as a Roman colony. Many of its most impressive remains are from the Roman period.
The Doric columns of the Temple of Apollo at Corinth, one of the oldest in Greece. (zoom)