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

Leiden: Brill, 2013 pp. xiii + 273. $162.00

Series Information
Supplements to Novum Testamentum, 155


Description: In this book, 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.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Greco-Roman Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Social-Scientific Approaches, Ideological Critique

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Review by Thomas R. Blanton IV
Published 4/22/2015
Citation: Thomas R. Blanton IV, review of Steven J. Friesen, Sarah A. James, and Daniel N. Schowalter, eds., Corinth in Contrast: Studies in Inequality, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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