Category Archives: Book and Article Reviews

West of Theater in Corinth

Hesperia 82.3 just posted at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens website. The new issue includes an article by C.K. Williams II titled “Corinth, 2011: Investigation of the West Hall of the Theater.” The article comprises an overview … Continue reading

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Build a Corinth Library for (Almost) Nothing

Anyone who has purchased excavation volumes for a personal library knows how expensive they can be. I was proud of myself last year for finding used copies of some of the Corinth and Isthmia series (American School of Classical Studies … Continue reading

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A Week in the Life of Corinth

Judging from blogosphere traffic, the hit book on Corinth this summer was an historical fiction about Nicanor, a Corinthian of the mid-1st century, who encounters Paul the apostle and becomes a Christian. I noted this book by Ben Witherington III … Continue reading

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Another look at Land of Sikyon

One spring day in 2005, I ran into Yannis Lolos at the Blegen Library in Athens carrying around his recently completed monograph on the history and archaeology of the region of Sikyon, the polis immediately west of Corinth. He told … Continue reading

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A Week in the Life of Corinth

Jason Maston has a review at Dunelm Road on Ben Witherington’s recently published A Week in the Life of Corinth.  Haven’t yet read the book, but it is on my list.  Here’s a snippet of Maston’s short review: “I managed … Continue reading

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Bill Caraher on Lolos’ “Land of Sikyon”

In mid-March, Bill posted the working draft of a review of Yannis Lolos’ Land of Sikyon, a Hesperia Supplement volume published in 2011 (see sample PDF here).  The “official” review went live today on the BMCR list. Here’s the opening … Continue reading

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The Chlamydatus of Corinth

In the most recent Hesperia, Amelia Brown has offered an intriguing article on a significant group of Late Roman portrait statues (“Last Men Standing: Chlamydatus Protraits and Public Life in Late Antique Corinth,” Hesperia 81 (2012), 141-176). Chlamydatus statues of … Continue reading

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Another Article on the Diolkos

Back in January, I noted another new article on the diolkos of Corinth by Yannis Nakas and D. Koutsoumba forthcoming in the Loutraki volume (more on this soon).  Since then, I’ve been in contact with Yannis Nakas about the piece … Continue reading

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The Complete Archaeology of Greece

John Bintliff’s new tome (May 2012) looks like a serious comprehensive work.  At 544 pages, The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century A.D. promises to tell the story of Greek culture from the Paleolithic to the … Continue reading

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A Review of Lolos, Land of Sikyon.

Regular readers of this blog know that I’ve been working on a review of Y. Lolos, Land of Sikyon. Hesperia Supplement 39 (2011). I’ve posted more specific discussions of the book’s various sections here and here. Here is a working … Continue reading

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