Corinth is on the narrow land bridge which connects the Peloponnese peninsula with mainland Greece. Its position on the isthmus meant travel from the Peloponnese north and vice versa passed through. Likewise sea travel west to Rome and east to Mediterranean also passed through Corinth. Due to its position on the isthmus, its population grew to 750,000 and was known for great wealth.
Corinth’s first inhabitants date back to between 6000 and 5000 BCE. In the 8th century BCE the leading export of Corinth was pottery.