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Definition: City-state that saw its share of cultural achievements and wars. It was situated between Athens and Sparta and so saw the brunt of action between those two. Corinthian troops fought in both the Persian Wars and the Peloponnesian Wars. In the latter, they fought against Athens. Corinth also gave its name to the third and most ornate style of column, the Corinthian column. Colonists from Corinth also founded the city-state of Syracuse, far to the west on the island of Sicily.

Related Resources:
Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Map of Corinth

Elsewhere on the Web:
History and Geography of Corinth
An excellent source for investigating ancient Greece.

The History of Ancient Corinth
Read about this ancient city-state from its beginnings to its prominence during the two large wars.

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