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Ancient Corinth, the Home of Bellerophon

Last Update: 23 Mar 2021


Ancient Greek places- Ancient Corinth

Ancient Corinth


Ancient Corinth was a city 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.


History of Ancient Corinth

Ancient Corinth was formerly known as "Ephira" and was founded by Sisyphus, 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, ruler of the winged horse Pegasus. Bellerophon was worshipped 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 king of the gods, in the district of Nemea.

Watch a reconstruction of ancient Corinth as it was:


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