The ancient worlds:  

Maps of the Antique
Mediterranean Sea



     Some dates
     Archaeological sites
     Pottery and ceramics

     Magna Graecia



Neolithic period  : Settlements on Acrocorinth

2000 B.C.  : the Ionians settle around Corinth and found Sicyone

1000-700 B.C.  : Dorians control the area

734 B.C.  : Corinthians found Syracuse

600 B.C.  : On the Diolkos, a paved way, the boats can cross the isthmus of Corinth. This way will be used during approximately 500 years.

337 B.C.  : Philippe II of Macedonia convenes in Corinth an assembly of the greek cities in order to form a confederation under Macedonian control, the league of Corinth.

243 B.C.  : Corinth enters the Achaean league which rejects the authority of Macedonia.

197 B.C.  : the Romans occupy Greece.

146 B.C.  : the Romans beat the league and devastate Corinth.

46 B.C.  : Julius Caesar turns Corinth into a roman colony. The city is rebuilt.

67 : Neron tries to bore a channel. Its successor Galba gives up, the project being too expensive.

49-54 : Sermons of Saint Paul, in particular tackling the rites of the temple of Aphrodite on Acrocorinth and its hierodules, “sacred prostitutes”.

After 530, Corinth suffers the wars and passes under the rule of the Byzantines, Venetians, Normans, Francs, knights of Malta, etc.

1458 : The city falls into the Ottoman empire.

1821 : Independence war. With the reunification of Greece, the area looses its strategic value.

1893 : Opening of the channel of Corinth.