The beginning of the seaboard on the two sides (of Corinth)
is, on the one side, Lechaeum,
and, on the other, Cenchreae,
a village and a harbor distant about seventy stadia from Corinth.
Now this latter they use for the trade from Asia, but Lechaeum
for that from Italy. Lechaeum
lies beneath the city, and does not contain many residences; but long walls about
twelve stadia in length have been built on both sides of the road that leads to
Lechaeum. The shore that
extends from here to Pagae
in Megaris is washed by the
Corinthian Gulf; it is concave,
and with the shore on the other side, at Schoenus,
which is near Cenchreae,
it forms the "Diolcus.(Strabo 8.6.22)
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