Category Archives: Corinth in the Mind

Augustus Neander, on the reason for Paul’s sojourn (1844)

Last week, I excerpted a text from Lyman Coleman’s historical atlas of the bible (1855) about the Paul’s visit to the “most hopeless city of Corinth.” I decided to trace Coleman’s ideas about Corinth and the consequences of geography. Coleman … Continue reading

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Dissertation Corner: A Guide to “Corinth on the Isthmus”

I recently discovered by accident that my doctoral dissertation on the Late Antique Corinthia was available for free download through OhioLink. When I completed this study in 2006 at Ohio State University, there was concern among graduate students that our … Continue reading

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Lyman Coleman, on the most hopeless city of Corinth (1855)

One of the projects I’m working on this year is a study of how ancient and modern writers have interpreted the historical fortunes of Corinth through the lens of its eastern landscape, the Isthmus. How did a land bridge become … Continue reading

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Easter Reflections

It’s been a busy couple of weeks.  Traveling, work shops on digitization and information fluency, pressing publication schedules, and the grind of the semester have reduced the output from this site.  I have lots in the work that I hope … Continue reading

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Corinthian Exceptionalism in Western Civ Textbooks

In the comments to my post last week on Athens, Sparta, and Corinth in Western Civilization texts, Dimitri Nakassis pressed me to say a little more about how Corinth has figured differently into western civ textbooks over time—how changing times … Continue reading

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Athens, Sparta, and Corinth in Western Civilization Texts

Every February, the Center for Public Humanities at Messiah College—where I teach—sponsors a symposium devoted to discussing a theme broadly relevant to faculty and student interest.  In the past, the center has sponsored themes on the subjects of culture and … Continue reading

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Two Corinthian Christmases

Happy Holidays from Corinthian Matters! Surprising amounts of Corinthiaka in my feeds over the last few days.  Here are two very different Corinthian Christmases, an impressionistic rumination of modern Corinth in terms of its ancient classical image, the second a … Continue reading

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