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This time he stayed in Corinth for three months (Acts 20:3).It was probably during this second visit in the spring of 58 that Paul wrote the Epistle to the Romans.In 267 AD, the invasion of the Herulians initiated the decline of the city.During Alaric's invasion of Greece in 395–396, he destroyed Corinth and sold many of its citizens into slavery.Nevertheless, Corinth remained inhabited for many centuries through successive invasions, destructions and plagues.After 1204, when Constantinople fell to the Fourth Crusade, Corinth was a prize sought by all.Corinth (Greek Κορινθία) is an ancient city about 48 miles west of Athens on the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece.Corinth was an important city in ancient Greece and it played a major role in the missionary work of the Apostle Paul.
Corinth was conquered by Philip II of Macedon in 338 BC, but it was named the meeting place of Philip's new Hellenic confederacy.
When Paul first visited the city (51 or 52 AD), Gallio, the brother of Seneca, was proconsul of Corinth.
Paul lived in Corinth for 18 months (Acts 18:1-18), working as a tentmaker and converting as many Jews and pagans as he could.
It was the capital of Roman Greece, equally devoted to business and pleasure, and was mostly populated by freedmen and Jews.
The Apostle Paul visited Corinth in the 50s AD and later wrote two letters to the Christian community at Corinth (the books of 1 and 2 Corinthians in the New Testament).
Corinth was captured by the Turks in 1458; the Knights of Malta won it in 1612; the Venetians took a turn from 1687 until 1715, when the Turks returned; and the city finally came into Greek hands in 1822.