St. Paul's Corinth: Texts and Archaeology

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Liturgical Press, 2002 - Religion - 241 pages
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Corinth, one of the most fascinating centers of the early Christian movement, is explored through both literary and archaeological means. In St. Paul's Corinth the evidence of thirty-three Greek and Latin authors is arranged and presented chronologically from the first century B.C.E. to the second century C.E.

This third revised and expanded edition includes new textual and archaeological material based on continuing research on Corinth. The text of previous editions has been thoroughly revised in the interest of greater clarity and accuracy. The edition also includes updated maps and plans of the region.

St. Paul's Corinth is divided into four parts. Part 1: The Ancient Texts includes Pausanias," *Antipater of Sidon, - *Polystratus, - *Cicero, - *Crinagoras, - *Diodorus Siculus, - *Strabo, - *Livy, - *Propertius, - *Vitruvius, - *Philo, - *Inscription Honouring Iunia Theodora, - *Petronius Arbiter, - *Pliny the Elder, - *Epictetus, - *Flavius Josephus, - *Martial, - *Pseudo-Julian, - *Dio Chrysostom, - *Plutarch, - *Juvenal, - *Pliny the Younger, - *Suetonius, - *Appian, - *Florus, - *Aelius Aristides, - *Lucian, - *Apuleius, - *Gellius, - *Alciphron, - *Dio Cassius, - *Philostratus, - and *Athenaeus. -

Part 2: Paul in Corinth includes *The Edict of Claudius, - *The Proconsul Gallio, - and *After the Founding Visit. -

Part 3: Archaeologyincludes *House Churches and the Eucharist, - *Temple Banquets and the Body, - and *The Workplace and the Apostolate. -

Part 4: Corinthian Bronze includes *The Passion for Possession, - *The Value of Corinthian Bronze, - *The Origins of Interest in Corinthian Bronze, - *Corinthian Bronze in Rome, - *How Was Corinthian Bronze Made? - *Recognizing an Authentic Corinthian Bronze, - *Corinthian Bronze Statues and Figurines, - *Utilitarian but Beautiful, - *Bronze Production in Roman Corinth. -

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, OP, teaches at the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem.

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Good resource/reference book. It is a collection of ancient literary and archaeological sources about Corinth. Some very interesting information concerning the social context of Corinth, which brings to life many of the issues addressed in Paul's letters. Read full review

Contents

Pausanias
5
Antipater of Sidon
40
Crinagoras
49
Livy
70
Petronius Arbiter
85
Dio Chrysostom
99
Juvenal
113
Appian
120
The Proconsul Gallio
161
After the Founding Visit
170
Introduction
177
Temple Banquets and the Body
186
The Workplace and the Apostolate
192
Introduction
201
How Was Corinthian Bronze Made?
208
Utilitarian but Beautiful
216

Lucian
128
Gellius
134
Athenaeus
142
Introduction
151
The Greek Text of the Gallio Inscription
219
Abbreviations
230
Classical Author Index
236
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Jerome Murphy-O'Connor has been a professor of New Testament at the Ecole Biblique since 1967.

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