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In Corinth against this, archaeologists, historians, paintings historians, classicists, and New testomony students study the stratified nature of socio-economic, political, and spiritual interactions within the urban from the Hellenistic interval to overdue Antiquity. the quantity demanding situations average social histories of Corinth through concentrating on the unequal distribution of fabric, cultural, and religious assets. experts examine particular facets of cultural and fabric stratification reminiscent of trade, slavery, faith, marriage and family members, gender, and paintings, examining either the ruling elite of Corinth and the non-elite Corinthians who made up the vast majority of the inhabitants. This process offers perception into the advanced networks that characterised each historic city heart and units an schedule for destiny stories of Corinth and different towns rule by way of Rome.

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136; for example, Engels 1990, 22; Stansbury 1990, 125, 145 n. 98; and Brunt 1971, 259–61 for a discussion of the size of various colonies. 2 The evidence that Corinth was the provincial capital is not quite conclusive, although the identification is generally accepted: Wiseman 1979, 501–2 with n. 244, Stansbury 1990, 166–69. 3 For analysis of the evidence and for earlier bibliography (of which the most important is Spawforth 1996), see Millis 2010a. I would like to take this opportunity to draw attention to two problems in that paper (see also below, 41).

35 Wiseman 1979, 493. Rizakis (2001, 77–78) argues that the same is true for descriptions of conditions in the wider Peloponnese after 146 bce. 36 Wiseman 1979, 492–93. He also notes that Livy uses the same language to describe the fate of Corinth (diruit) and Chalcis and Thebes (dirutae) (Per. 52). 37 Gebhard and Dickie 2003, 262–64. 38 Carthage was a city that Rome ‘destroyed’ after many years of conflict (Plut. Cat. Mai. 26–27). Corinth did not have a similar history with Rome and therefore its treatment in defeat was surely somewhat different.

Agriculture and food processing were primary concerns, as shown by bronze and iron tools and the hopper mill, while small-scale industry is represented by the loom weights and the terracotta mold. The presence of the lead weight hints that some form of exchange was being conducted beyond the household. Equally important in this deposit are the locally made table wares that fit within the tradition of Corinthian Hellenistic pottery. My research 32 sarah a. james Fig.  Mold for linear leaf moldmade bowls (MF 2005–32) from the Panayia Field floor deposit.

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