The First Epistle To The Corinthians, (volume 39, Pt. 1)

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byJohn James Lias

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION. CHAPTER I. CORINTH. ITS SITUATION AND HISTORY. At the time of the Apostle's visit, Corinth was the most considerable city in Greece. Its commercial importance had always been great Situated on a narrow neck of land between two seas1--the far-famed Isthmus--the temptations to prefer commerce to war, even in times when war was almost the business of mankind, proved irresistible to its inhabitants. The command of the Isthmus was no doubt important in a military point of view; but at a time when navigation was difficult and dangerous', the commercial advantages of the position were enormous. Merchants arriving either from the East or from the West, from Italy or Asia Minor, could save themselves the risk of a hazardous voyage round the Peloponnesus, and found at Corinth both a ready market for their wares, and a convenient means of transport. Corinth, therefore, had always held a high position among the cities of Greece3, though the military genius of Sparta and the intellectual and political eminence of Athens secured to those two states the pre-eminence in the best periods of Greek history. But in the decline of Greece, when she had laid her independence at the feet of Alexander the Great, the facilities for trade enjoyed by Corinth gave it the first place. Always devoted to the arts of peace, in such a degree as to incur the contempt of the Lacedx 1 Ovid (Met. v. 407) and Horace (Od. I. 7.2) call it Hmaris Corinthus. 8 Cape Malea, now St Angelo, was "to the voyages of ancient times, what the Cape of Good Hope is to our own." Conybeare and Howson. Vol. 1. ch. xii. 8 Corinth early founded colonies, of which the most famous were Syracuse in Sicily, and Corcyra, known to the Italians as Corfu, but still retaining in Greek its ancient name Kfyxvpa. monia...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION. CHAPTER I. CORINTH. ITS SITUATION AND HISTORY. At the time of the Apostle's visit, Corinth was the most considerable ci...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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