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November 19, 2011


Friday Fun 16: Corinthian Caption Competition

by quaesitor

Am in Greece this weekend for the launch of Langham Greece. It’s gone really well so far – lots of great discussion. Around 35 attending the conference and around 15-20 watching streaming of it online. REALLY encouraging.

But yesterday we had a free morning and so headed off to Corinth (obviously). I’d no idea that it was only an hour or so from Athens, which was great. We clambered up the Akrocorinth, and wandered around the remains of Ancient Corinth – which are extensive but in parts hard to imagine as intact buildings. You can see the snaps here.

Anyway – this is a pic from the Museum of Ancient Corinth. I think it deserves a caption. Answers below please. Prize is the Q usual – a virtual crunchie bar…:

13 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nov 19 2011

    Having learned nothing from the Temple of Dagon incident, the pagans of Corinth we’re somewhat surprised when they returned in the morning..

  2. Nov 20 2011

    The interchangeable gods and goddesses range was a popular one provided you had the right head for your temple

  3. Nov 20 2011

    Blessed are the headless and lame, for they shall restore the economy.

  4. Hugh
    Nov 20 2011

    The feet cannot say to the head “I have no need of you”.

  5. Nov 20 2011

    All I can think of is the title of the book you recommended me: Honourably Wounded…

  6. Robin Van Persie
    Nov 20 2011

    Now more than ever it’s clear the Greeks never had a head for numbers.

  7. Thierry Henry
    Nov 20 2011

    Corinth – a city ahead of the game

  8. Dennis Bergkamp
    Nov 20 2011

    Corinth – a city that makes headlines

  9. Liam Brady
    Nov 20 2011

    Corinth – a city running headlong towards disaster

  10. John
    Nov 21 2011

    Mark couldn’t find the museum in Corinth full of body-less heads

  11. Nov 23 2011

    In order to beat the current economic crisis, the government called a group of great Greek thinkers to put their heads together in parliament. At least one delegate suggested that they didn’t have a leg to stand on.

  12. Nov 23 2011

    For the sake of completeness, here are the entries from Facebook
    Lynda Shepherd ‎”came across these statues and decided to head off!”

    Jon Kingsman ‎”I knew those circular saw window-ledges were a bad idea. . .”

    Chris Green “Applying Paul’s instructions on ‘headship’ was open to different interpretation from Day 1.”

    Nate Morgan Locke I misread it as ‘Corinthian decapitation competition’.

  13. Alex H
    Nov 23 2011

    Mark had arrived in Corinth in eager anticipation, but it suddenly seemed time to head off


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