While I was “temporarily inactive” my friend, brother, and mentor, Ferrell Jenkins, continued to post interesting items, to wit:
The theater at Corinth is a short distance from the agora and the Temple of Apollo. Reddish and Fant describe the theater:
The theater dates from the 5th century B.C.E. and later was rebuilt by the Romans, who added a multistory stage building . In Paul’s time it seated approximately 14,000 spectators. (A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey, p. 59)
According to the same source, both the theater and the odeion, “were later used for gladiatorial spectacles; the theater was even fitted for mock sea battles.”
The theater is not on the typical tourist route at Corinth, but it can be reached along a rugged path north of the major excavated area.
The Apostle Paul spent 18 months among the Corinthians.
And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. (Acts 18:11 ESV)