Corinth in Contrast: Studies in Inequality by Steven J. Friesen, Sarah A. James, Daniel N. Schowalter

By Steven J. Friesen, Sarah A. James, Daniel N. Schowalter

In Corinth by contrast, archaeologists, historians, artwork historians, classicists, and New testomony students study the stratified nature of socio-economic, political, and spiritual interactions within the urban from the Hellenistic interval to overdue Antiquity. the quantity demanding situations regular social histories of Corinth by way of concentrating on the unequal distribution of fabric, cultural, and religious assets. experts examine particular features of cultural and fabric stratification equivalent to trade, slavery, faith, marriage and kinfolk, gender, and paintings, studying either the ruling elite of Corinth and the non-elite Corinthians who made up the vast majority of the inhabitants. This method offers perception into the advanced networks that characterised each old city middle and units an schedule for destiny reviews of Corinth and different towns rule by way of Rome.

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2 Millis 2010a; Thomas 2010; Wikkiser 2010; Bookidis 2005; Robinson 2005; Thomas 2005; Walters 2005. 18 sarah a. james that the overarching theme of inequality in this conference aimed to explore more thoroughly. With these issues in mind, this chapter will examine the topic of Corinth during the interim period using all currently available evidence. First, I will update the state of research on the interim period. Over the past several years there have been rapid developments relating to the recent excavations in the Panayia Field and new arguments for the nature of the interim period settlement and its inhabitants.

Babbius Philinus The status of freedmen and the opportunities afforded to them at Corinth is perhaps best illustrated by the case of Cn. Babbius Philinus. 7 He is perhaps best known among modern scholars for his crucial role in the architectural development of the west end of the Forum, where he donated the Fountain of Poseidon and the so-called Babbius Monument, although these may not have been his only major benefactions to the city. Williams offers a convenient thumbnail sketch of his career in terms of his architectural benefactions.

For a more recent discussion, see Gustafsson 2000. 18 For an account of the ritual performed by Scipio Aemilianus in Carthage, see Macrob. Sat. 9, 9–13. 19 Macrob. 13. 81; see also Stevens 1988, 39. 21 Tert. De Pallio 1. 22 Cic. Leg. agr. 5. 22 sarah a. james Secondly, in the Macrobius passage, Corinth is listed with six other cities where he believed that a devotio had taken place. As noted by Versnel, this list of cities is quite unusual. 24 We therefore have cause to doubt the veracity of Macrobius’s list of seven cities, since the rite was probably not performed at two or more of them.

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