In NT times Corinth (in modern Greece) was the capital of a Roman province and a commercially important city. The Church there was established by St Paul c.50. It included prominent Jewish converts but appears to have consisted largely of Gentiles. It seems to have contained some who prided themselves on their intellect, and certainly many from the poorer classes, including slaves. See also the following entries and Clement of Rome.
Subjects: Classical Studies — Biblical Studies.