Isthmus of Corinth


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Noun1.Isthmus of Corinth - a narrow isthmus between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf; a canal crosses the isthmus so that navigation is possible between the gulfs
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After the contest at Chalcis, Hesiod went to Delphi and there was warned that the `issue of death should overtake him in the fair grove of Nemean Zeus.' Avoiding therefore Nemea on the Isthmus of Corinth, to which he supposed the oracle to refer, Hesiod retired to Oenoe in Locris where he was entertained by Amphiphanes and Ganyetor, sons of a certain Phegeus.
He was full of grandiose pledges of infrastructure projects, such as a scheme to cut through the Isthmus of Corinth. But, alas, Caligula had no significant government experience, and he proved utterly incompetent at actually getting things done.
Participants in the fourth Cyprus Sup Cup will compete for a place in the final race in Greece by crossing the unique Isthmus of Corinth. The final will take place on October 22.
The Isthmus of Corinth: Crossroads of the Mediterranean World
(2) Corinth became once again the commercial center of the Aegean Peninsula as merchants sailing from one end of the Empire to the other chose to ferry their goods across the Isthmus of Corinth rather than risk the dangerous seas south of the Cape of Malea.
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Koester values what archaeological sites contribute to New Testament interpretation; his essays here look at Thessalonica, the cult of Isis and Serapis in Pergamom, and at Melikertes in the Isthmus of Corinth. He thus locates Paul in his actual world.
(1) The Isthmus of Corinth provided overland passage from southern to central Greece, and linked the Corinthian Gulf, leading to Italy and the west, with the Saronic Gulf, giving access to the Aegean Sea, Anatolia, and the Levant to the east (Fig.