Some interesting Corinthiaka (Corinthian Matters) for this Wednesday morning:
- Roy Ciampa and Brian Rosner, authors of a new commentary on 1 Corinthians, talk about St. Paul and Roman sexual ethics in the Corinthian community in a two part video here and here. Michael Bird’s brief review of their commentary can be found here.
- A couple of summer conferences related to geology, archaeology, and Early Christianity in the Corinthia. The theme of the latter is ”Archaeology and Identity in Roman Achaia.” Looks fantastic.
- A 17th century Spanish vessel sails through the Corinth canal.
- The American School of Classical Studies excavations at Corinth featured in a new television series 1821.
- If you’re an undergraduate interested in a field school in Kenchreai this summer, there are a couple of fellowship opportunities available for member institutions of the Center for Hellenic Studies.
- Phoebe’s feast day was recently celebrated in the Lutheran and Episcopal church calendar. A nice piece on Lydia, Dorcas, and Phoebe.
- So also, in the Orthodox calendar, the 16th century fruitseller and martyr Nicholas of Ichthys of the Corinthia was celebrated on Feb. 14. An interesting story from the Great Synaxarion of Christian-Turkish relations in the Ottoman period rediscovered in the early 20th century.