ancient city in the NE Peloponnesus, at the head of the Gulf of Corinth, noted for its luxury: fl. 7th-2d cent.
modern city near the site of ancient Corinth: pop. 12,000: Gr. name Korinthos
arm of the Ionian Sea, between the Peloponnesus & central Greece: c. 80 mi (129 km) long
land strip joining the Peloponnesus with central Greece: c. 4-8 mi (6.4-13 km) wide & 20 mi (32 km) long
See Corinth in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of southern Greece in the northeast Peloponnesus on the Gulf of Corinth. It is near the site of the ancient city of Corinth, which was founded in Homeric times and was a rich, influential maritime power in the seventh and sixth centuries B.C. Population: 29,700.
, Gulf of Formerly Gulf of Le·pan·to
An inlet of the Ionian Sea between the Peloponnesus and central Greece.
, Isthmus of
A narrow isthmus connecting central Greece with the Peloponnesus. It lies between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Sea and is crossed by the Corinth Canal, constructed from 1881 to 1893.