Category Archives: Corinth in the Mind

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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Corinth at the Tate

Museums are increasingly posting collections of images and artwork online which, on occasion, deal with Corinthian topics.  In the midst of the end-of-semester madness, I learned of Tate’s extensive online collection of art through alerts sparked by the posting of … Continue reading

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Corinthiaka

Some varied Corinthiaka to start off the week. The western liturgical calendar flipped this weekend with the first Sunday of Advent.  Yesterday’s epistle reading from 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 appropriate describes the anticipation accentuated in the advent season.  More on scholars … Continue reading

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Some Perspective on American Excavations in Corinth: Byzantium and the Avant Garde

I couldn’t make it last week to Grand Forks to hear Franklin & Marshall College professor Kostis Kourelis speak on the topic of Byzantium and the Avant Garde.  Thanks to Bill Caraher and the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies … Continue reading

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Kostis Kourelis on Byzantium and the Avant Garde

Professor Kostis Kourelis of Franklin and Marshall College will speak today at 4 PM CST on the American School Excavations at Corinth in the 1930s.  The presentation at the University of North Dakota is the 2011 Cyprus Research Fund Lecture.  … Continue reading

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Corinthiaka

Some various Corinthiaka have appeared in different blogs over the last month. Diana Wright at Surprised by Time gives some attention to the death and estate of Nerio Acciaiuoli, the (late 14th century) Lord of Corinth. Kostis Kourelis at Objects-Buildings-Situations … Continue reading

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Life Among Ruins

The Department of Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam recently launched a new website “Byzantine & Ottoman Archaeology: Digging up answers in the Medieval Mediterranean”  as the official site for their VIDI-Research Project on material culture in the eastern Mediterranean … Continue reading

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