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Corinth in context : comparative studies on religion and society /
edited by Steven J. Friesen, Daniel N. Schowalter, and James C. Walters.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
xxiii, 517 p. : ill., maps.
9789004181977 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
9789004181977 (hardback : alk. paper)
contents note
Context, comparison / Steven J. Friesen -- The social and ethnic origins of the colonists in early Roman Corinth / Benjamin W. Millis -- Asklepios in Greek and Roman Corinth / Bronwen L. Wickkiser -- The emperor in a Roman town : the base of the Augustales in the forum at Corinth / Margaret L. Laird -- Greek heritage in Roman Corinth and Ephesos : hybrid identities and strategies of display in the material record of traditional Mediterranean religions / Christine M. Thomas -- Image and cult : the coinage of Roman Corinth / Mary E. Hoskins Walbank -- Ceres, Kópn, and cultural complexity : divine personality definitions and human worshippers in Roman Corinth / Jorunn Økland -- The wrong Erastus : ideology, archaeology, and exegesis / Steven J. Friesen -- Where have all the names gone? : the Christian community in Corinth in the late Roman and early Byzantine eras / Michael B. Walbank -- Seeking shelter in Roman Corinth : archaeology and the placement of Paul's communities / Daniel N. Schowalter -- Paul and the politics of meals in Roman Corinth / James C. Walters -- The sacred spring : landscape and traditions / Guy D.R. Sanders -- Religion and society at Roman Kenchreai / Joseph L. Rife -- Religion and society in the Roman Eastern Corinthia / Timothy E. Gregory.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Steven J. Friesen, Ph.D. (1990) in the Study of Religion, Harvard University, is the Louise Farmer Boyer Chair in Biblical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His publications include Twice Neokoros: Ephesus, Asia, and the Cult of the Flavian Imperial Family (Brill, 1993), and Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins (Oxford University Press, 2001). Daniel N. Schowalter, Th.D (1989) in New Testament and Christian Origins, Harvard Divinity School, is Professor of Classics and Religion at Carthage College, and is Co-Director of the Omrit Archaeological project in Northern Israel. His research focuses on archaeological evidence for the religions of the Roman Empire. James C. Walters, Ph.D. (1991) in Religious Studies, Boston University, is Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Boston University. His publications focus on the urban social contexts of the Apostle Paul's mission and letters including Ethnic Issues in Paul's Letter to the Romans (Trinity Press International, 1993).
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Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume is the product of an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Texas at Austin, Specialists in the study of inscriptions, architecture, sculpture, coins, tombs, pottery, and texts collaborate to produce new portraits of religion and society in the ancient city of Corinth.
Description for Reader
All those interested in religions of the Greco-Roman world, Christian origins, the Roman colony of Corinth, Roman archaeology, Classical studies, and the history of religions.
Long Description
This volume is the product of an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Texas at Austin. Specialists in the study of inscriptions, architecture, sculpture, coins, tombs, pottery, and texts collaborate to produce new portraits of religion and society in the ancient city of Corinth. The studies focus on groups like the early Roman colonists, the Augustales (priests of Augustus), or the Pauline house churches; on specific cults such as those of Asklepios, Demeter, or the Sacred Spring; on media (e.g., coins, or burial inscriptions); or on the monuments and populations of nearby Kenchreai or Isthmia. The result is a deeper understanding of the religious life of Corinth, contextualized within the socially stratified cultures of the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
Main Description
In this book, archaeologists, classicists, and specialists in Christian origins examine the social and religious life of ancient Corinth. The interdisciplinary contributions present new materials and findings on the themes of Greek and Roman identities
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
List of Abbreviationsp. xix
List of Contributorsp. xxv
Introduction: Context, Comparisonp. 1
Imperials: Greek & Roman
The Social and Ethnic Origins of the Colonists in Early Roman Corinthp. 13
Asklepios in Greek and Roman Corinthp. 37
The Emperor in a Roman Town: the Base of the Augustales in the Forum at Corinthp. 67
Greek Heritage in Roman Corinth and Ephesos: Hybrid Identities and Strategies of Display in the Material Record of Traditional Mediterranean Religionsp. 117
Social Strata
Image and Cult: The Coinage of Roman Corinthp. 151
Ceres, Kó¿¿, and Cultural Complexity: Divine Personality Definitions and Human Worshippers in Roman Corinthp. 199
The Wrong Erastus: Ideology, Archaeology, and Exegesisp. 231
Where Have all the Names Gone? The Christian Community in Corinth in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine Erasp. 257
Appendix: The Corinthian Censusp. 297
Local Religion
Seeking Shelter in Roman Corinth: Archaeology and the Placement of Paul's Communitiesp. 327
Paul and the Politics of Meals in Roman Corinthp. 343
The Sacred Spring: Landscape and Traditionsp. 365
Religion and Society at Roman Kenchreaip. 391
Religion and Society in the Roman Eastern Corinthiap. 433
Bibliographyp. 477
Indexp. 511
Mapsp. 515
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