Corinth was a powerful city-state. It
was located on the coast and was ruled by a king. The Corinthians were
problem solvers, possibly the best problem solvers in ancient Greece.
For a while, they had a huge problem
with unemployment. Their city grew faster than the job market. Some
city-states would have ignored this situation. But not Corinth. They
solved this problem by creating a public works project. One of the
public works projects was to build new new aqueducts. This put people
to work, and solved another problem - the need for enough safe
drinking water to provide to their growing population.
One of their most clever solutions was
to create their own coinage. Argos did that as well. But Corinth took
it one step further. They opened places where people could trade their
money for Corinthian money so they could pay for goods. This was not a
free service. There was a charge for this.
Corinth felt their schools were as good
as Athens. They were not as fancy perhaps, but the level of education
in Corinth was outstanding. All boys went to military school for at
least two years after high school.
Corinth worked at being a leader in the
ancient Greek world, and they were highly respected by other Greek
city-states. They were very proud of their city-state.
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