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The Oxford Classical Dictionary
John B. SalmonJohn B. Salmon, Antony J. S. SpawforthAntony J. S. Spawforth

The city lies near the isthmus which joins central Greece to the *Peloponnese. Copious springs make the site extremely attractive, and it commands both the Isthmus and a proverbially rich coastal plain. Acrocorinth, the citadel, is too high to be a normal acropolis; the city was by the springs at its northern foot. Neolithic and early Helladic settlement was extensive; afterwards the site, although not deserted, was not heavily occupied until the iron age: development is continuous from the late 10th cent. ...Corinth was refounded (44 bc) as a Caesarian colony (see iulius caesar (2), c.), the agricultural aspect of which is stressed by new evidence for rural ... ...

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