And now there is faith, hope and love, these three, but the greatest of these is love. Paul’s ending to 1 Corinthians 13.
He wrote two letters to the people of Corinth both are an interesting read.
The Bible 1Corinthians 13: 13
Now with a lot of imagination one can picture wealthy buildings. Corinth’s geography made it rich. The mountain for safety and then close by the 4 mile Isthmus where boats were unloaded and pulled across the dry land then loaded again. This was to save the sailors from the bad storms around the western Peloponnese. There is an ancient Greek proverb that says ” After doubling Cape Malea forget your family.”
Let us enter the museum. A headless,legless, armless grouping but with finely carved draped clothing. I then focused on finding some toes and fingers. There were just a few.
A city peopled by statues of gods.
This is the town Paul visited David Suchet reads Acts 18 which tells of this visit. (David Suchet is an Englishman who you may know as detective Hercule Poirot in the British TV series.He is an Anglican and has been public about his faith for years.)
Let us go up the mountain behind the town.
Now a look at both ends of the Corinth Canal. It was dug out at sea level , 4 miles long, 80.7 feet wide. In classical times they tried to do it but failed and then for various reasons it took from 1881 to 1893 to complete it. About 11,000 ships use it a year, mostly tourist ships, other ships are too large.
Thank you for sharing Ancient Corinth, as we walked it. Here are a few Greek sayings to leave you with.
It’s sweet to view the sea when standing on the shore.
4 thoughts on “A walk in Ancient Corinth.”
Sandy how interesting! Thanks for sharing. The ancient people and ways are fascinating indeed. I LOVE that poppy growing in the wall. It would make a wonderful painting.
It is so fascinating to think about these people and how they must have listened or not listened to Paul. I know you enjoy painting. Have a go at it.
I’ve been intrigued by ancient Greece since I was about 11 years old. Your photos are amazing, Sandy!
Thank you. So glad the photos are helpful.
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