Department of Religious Studies

Corinth in Contrast: Studies in Inequality

Thu, September 30, 2010 | TBA

This conference explores the stratified nature of social, political, economic, and religious spheres at Corinth, and how the resulting inequalities are reflected in literary texts and material remains. The analysis focuses on a specific population center (the Corinthia) over a given period of time (Hellenistic to Late Antique).


William Caraher (University of North Dakota), The Ambivalent Landscape of Christian Corinth: The Archaeology of Place, Theology, and Politics in a Late Antique City

Steven Friesen (The University of Texas at Austin), Two Corinthian Women: Phoebe and Junia Theodora according to Some Men in their Lives

Caroline Johnson Hodge (College of the Holy Cross), "Mixed Marriage" in Early Christianity:Trajectories From Corinth

Sarah James (The University of Texas at Austin), The Last Corinthians? Society and Settlement from 146 BCE to the Roman Colony

Sarah Lepinski (SUNY New Paltz), Painting Practices in Roman Corinth: Greek or Roman?

Benjamin Millis, The Local Magistrates and Elite of Roman Corinth

Laura Nasrallah (Harvard University), Statues, Slaves, and the Image of God: 1 Corinthians 15 and the Corinthian Context

David Pettegrew (Messiah College), Turning Profit at on the Isthmus of Corinth: The Commercial Facility of an Ancient Land Bridge

Guy D. R. Sanders (American School of Classical Studies), Landlords and Tenants: Sharecropping Agreements in Greece

Daniel Schowalter (Carthage College), Out of Attica: Herodes and the Corinthians

Ronald Stroud (University of California, Berkeley), Varieties of Inequality in Corinthian Magic and Ritual

James Walters (Boston University), A Ritual Analysis of 1 Cor. 11:17-34: Enacting Equality and Inequality at a Corinthian Banquet

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Sponsored by: Department of Religious Studies; Department of Classics; Institute for the Study of Antiquity and Christian Origins

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