Corinth in Contrast: Studies in Inequality

Corinth in Contrast: Studies in Inequality

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Edited by Steven J. Friesen, Edited by Sarah James, Edited by Daniel N. Schowalter

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  • Publisher: Brill
  • Format: Paperback | 274 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 236mm x 18mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Leiden
  • ISBN 10: 9004261869
  • ISBN 13: 9789004261860
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps, figures
  • Sales rank: 583,800

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In "Corinth in Contrast," archaeologists, historians, art historians, classicists, and New Testament scholars examine the stratified nature of social, economic, political, and religious interactions in the city of Corinth from the Hellenistic period to Late Antiquity.

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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)

Table of contents

1. Steven J. Friesen, Sarah A. James, and Daniel N. Schowalter, Inequality in Corinth (you say that like it's a bad thing) Elites and Non-elites 2. Sarah A. James, The Last of the Corinthians? Society and Settlement from 146 to 44 BCE 3. Benjamin W. Millis, The Local Magistrates and Elite of Roman Corinth 4. Laura S. Nasrallah, "You Were Bought with a Price": Freedpersons and Things in 1 Corinthians 5. Sarah Lepinksi, Painting Practices in Roman Corinth: Greek or Roman? Socio-economic Inequality in Corinth 6. Guy D. R. Sanders, Landlords and Tenants: Sharecroppers and Subsistence Farming in Corinthian Historical Context 7. David K. Pettegrew, The Diolkos and the Emporion: How a Land Bridge Framed the Commercial Economy of Roman Corinth 8. William Caraher, The Ambivalent Landscape of Christian Corinth: The Archaeology of Place, Theology, and Politics in a Late Antique City 9. Daniel N. Schowalter, Regilla Standing By: Reconstructed Statuary and Re-inscribed Bases in Fourth-Century Corinth. Inequalities in Gender & Religion in Roman Corinth 10. Ronald S. Stroud, Religion and Magic in Roman Corinth 11. Steven J. Friesen, Junia Theodora of Corinth: Gendered Inequalities in the Early Empire 12. Caroline Johnson Hodges, 'Mixed Marriage' in Early Christianity: Trajectories from Corinth