Welcome to Corinthian Matters, a website/ blog dedicated to the history and archaeology of ancient Corinth and its territory. Presumably you’ve stumbled on this site because you have some interest in things Corinthian. The Corinth canal. Modern archaeology. Or St. Paul and his problematic Christan community.
There’s a good share of Corinthiaka already online in websites on archaeological projects, travel and vacation blogs, and discussions of Pauline epistles. I hope to give some attention here to these. There’s a good deal more Corinthian history and archaeology that is being slowly filtered through academic channels of journals, conferences, dissertations, and books. Such stuff, I figure, could be useful for individuals interested in the classical or Christian history of Corinth.
I’ve spent a good many summers walking about the Corinthia, conducting archaeological research, and writing about the city on the Isthmus. So I figure I’ve got at least something to say. And because I’m working on a book on the Roman Isthmus, I hope this site can provide an outlet for some of the interesting finds I stumble upon. Although I’m usually hesitant about starting a blog that fizzles, this one seems pretty low risk. Blog platforms like WordPress have expanded their capacity for displaying information traditionally found on website pages. I figure that this site with its various pages can at least be a stop on the road to Corinth and perhaps I’ll also occasionally post something useful as well.
We’re under construction for now. If you’ve got news about Corinth, ancient or modern, its territory, and the research revealing them, send them my way.