Temple Of Apollo At Corinth

by David Padfield

Temple of Apollo at Corinth, Greece; home of Diogenes

The apostle Paul visited Corinth on his second missionary journey. In Corinth he "found a certain Jew named Aquila" and "his wife Priscilla" (Acts 18:2). Silas and Timothy would later join Paul in the city. Paul stayed in the city for a year and a half, and "reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks" (Acts 18:4).

Corinth was an extremely wealthy city, owing its wealth to its position on the Isthmus of Corinth, which meant it had a port on both the Aegean Sea and the Ionian Sea.

Corinth was also the place where Diogenes had lived and worked, and the center of the cult of Aphrodite.

The Temple of Apollo in Corinth, one of the oldest stone temples in Greece, was completed in 550 B.C. Only seven of its 38 limestone columns remain.