Professor of Classical Studies
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Field of Specialty
Roman Art, Archaeology, Civilization, Culture, Engineering, Technology, and Daily Life (including sanitation, toilets, and water systems); Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other sites near Mt. Vesuvius on the Bay of Naples; Ancient Greek Art and Archaeology; Latin Language and Literature; Mythology in Greek and Roman Art and Text; and Greek Language and Literature.
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities 213
Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
Professor and Chair of Classical Studies
Co-Director of Graduate Studies for M.A. program in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies
Research and Scholarship:
1. The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems (sole author), University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill and London, 2015.
2. Roman Toilets: Their Archaeology and Cultural History. (contributor and co-editor with Gemma C.M. Jansen and Eric M. Moormann) BABESCH (Bulletin Antieke Beschaving) Supplementary series, Annual Papers in Archaeology (Leuven, 2011).
3. Water Use and Hydraulics in the Roman City (contributor and sole editor). Vol. no. 3 in the Colloquium and Conference Papers Series of the Archaeological Institute of America (Kendall-Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, Iowa. 2001).
4. Naked Truths: Women, Sexuality, and Gender in Classical Art and Archaeology (contributor and co-editor, with Claire L. Lyons) (Routledge Press, London, 1997). (Paperback edition, Routledge Press, London, 2000).
5. The Sarno Bath Complex (L'Erma di Bretschneider, Monograph series of the Italian Superintendency, Rome, 1990).
Books in Preparation and Under Contract:
1. Pompeii and Herculaneum: Roman Daily Life in the Shadow of Vesuvius (sole author). Under contract with Cambridge University Press, New York and Cambridge, England. In preparation.
2. Roman Toilets of the Capital City, co-authored and edited with Gemma C. M. Jansen. Work-in-progress, but strong interest from two presses: University of Michigan Press and BABESCH in Leuven.
3. Roman Thinking About Technology, Engineering, and Art, co-authored with Robert Meyer. Work-in-progress.
I teach courses on Roman Art, Archaeology, Civilization, Culture, Engineering, Technology, and Daily Life; on Pompeii, Herculaneum; on Greek Art and Archaeology; on Latin Language and Literature (in Latin and in translation); and on Mythology in Greek and Roman Art and Text and on Greece, Rome, Myth, and the Movies.
Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 1988-89
Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research, 1997-98
American Philological Association National Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1997-98
The Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer '69 and Joseph Neubauer Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring 2006-07
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga. Pompeii and Herculaneum: Roman Daily Life in the Shadow of Vesuvius. 1st ed. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. (forthcoming)
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga. ""Roman Urban Smells: The Archaeological Evidence"." The Senses in Antiquity (series) Smell and the Ancient Senses (title). Ed. Mark Bradley, ed.. Durham, U. K.: Routledge Press, U. K., 2015. 90-109 pp..
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga. The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga, Gemma C.M. Jansen, Eric M. Moormann eds., Eric M. Moormann, ed. Roman Toilets: Their Archaeology and Cultural History. Leiden, Netherlands: Bulletin Antieke Beschaving (BABESCH), 2011.
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga. ""Dura Europos: Water Systems, Infrastructure, and the Goddess Fortuna in a Desert City"." Dura Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Exhibition Catalogue). Boston and New Haven: McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, and Yale University Art Gallery, 2011
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga. ""Facilities in France, Germany, and Switzerland for Roman Merde," rev. article of Alain Bouet, Les latrines dans les provinces gauloises, germaniques et alpines (Gallia Supplement 59)." Journal of Roman Archaeology 23. (2010): 693-700.
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga. "Review article: New Perspectives on Ancient Technology and Engineering in Greece and Rome." Rev. of The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World, by John Peter Oleson, ed. Technology and Culture vol. 49 October 2008: 1025-1030.
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga. "Water, Water (Literally) Everywhere: Turkey, Italy, Greece, Near East and Mesopotamia, North Africa, Gallia, Germania, Spain rev. article on Cura Aquarum in Ephesus ed. Gilbert Wiplinger." Journal of Roman Archaeology 21. (2008): 549-556.
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga. "The City Baths in Pompeii and Herculaneum, ch. 15." The World of Pompeii. 1st ed. vol. 2007 Ed. Pedar W. Foss and John J. Dobbins. London and New York: Routledge Press, 2007. 224-256.
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga. "Roman Latrines: How the Romans Did Their Business." Archaeology Odyssey 7. 3 (2004): 48-55.
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga. Water Use and Hydraulics in the Roman City. Colloquium and Conference Papers Series of the Archeological Institute of America. 2001 ed. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company, 2001.
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga, co-ed Claire Lyons. Naked Truths: Women, Sexuality, and Gender in Classical Art and Archaeology. 1997 and pbk. ed. 2000 ed. London: Routledge Press, 1997.
Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga. The Sarno Bath Complex: Architecture in Pompeii's Last Years. Monograph Series of the Italian Superintendency, 1990 ed. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 1990.
|CLAS||134b||The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome|
|CLAS||136b||Roman Technology, Medicine, and Art|
|CLAS||140a||Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Greek and Roman Art and Text|
|CLAS||145b||Topics in Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology|
|CLAS||150b||Pompeii: Life in the Shadow of Vesuvius|
|CLAS||151a||Greece, Rome, Myth, and the Movies|
|CLAS||165a||Roman Sex, Violence, and Decadence in Translation|
|CLAS||167b||Classical Myths Told and Retold|
|LAT||30a||Intermediate Latin: Literature|