Corinth in Contrast

Corinth in Contrast : Studies in Inequality

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In Corinth in Contrast, archaeologists, historians, art historians, classicists, and New Testament scholars examine the stratified nature of socio-economic, political, and religious interactions in the city from the Hellenistic period to Late Antiquity. The volume challenges standard social histories of Corinth by focusing on the unequal distribution of material, cultural, and spiritual resources. Specialists investigate specific aspects of cultural and material stratification such as commerce, slavery, religion, marriage and family, gender, and art, analyzing both the ruling elite of Corinth and the non-elite Corinthians who made up the majority of the population. This approach provides insight into the complex networks that characterized every ancient urban center and sets an agenda for future studies of Corinth and other cities rule by Rome.

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  • Hardback | 274 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 22mm | 579.99g
  • Brill
  • LeidenNetherlands
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps, figures
  • 9004226079
  • 9789004226074

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Steven J. Friesen, Ph.D. (1990), Harvard University, is the Louise Farmer Boyer Chair in Biblical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins (Oxford, 2001). Sarah A. James, Ph.D (2010), University of Texas at Austin, is an Assistant Professor in Classics at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research involves the material culture of Corinth during the Hellenistic and early Roman periods. Daniel N. Schowalter, Th.D. (1989) Harvard Divinity School, is Professor of Classics and Religion at Carthage College. He is co-Director of the Omrit Settlement Excavations in northern Israel and co-editor of The Roman Temple Complex at Horvat Omirt (Archaeopress, 2011).

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