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The road to Corinth, called the Lechaeum Road, began at the port of Lechaeum on the Gulf of Corinth and terminated at the city forum two miles to the south. When Paul entered Corinth by this road, he would have seen not only the hill of Acrocorinth ahead, but, along the road, shops, a public bath, and a shrine dedicated to the god Apollo.

In the shops, shrines, and forum, a cosmopolitan mix of people—sailors, traveling salesmen, pilgrims worshipping Roman, Greek, and even Egyptian gods, and sports fans attending nearby panhellenic games—offered Paul a wealth of souls who might listen to his preaching.