Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Dr. Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow on “Exploring the Technologies and Realities of Roman Toilets: Not a lot to Go on.”

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 6pm CT on Zoom

As always, this event is free and open to the public, but please pre-register via our partner, the University of St Thomas Art History dept 
(scroll down to Events, the event will be posted soon!)
Latrine at Ostia Antica, By Fubar Obfusco -, Public Domain,

This talk considers the following: What can Roman toilets teach us about daily life in ancient Rome?  What does the archaeology of these structures reveal about Roman hygiene, public sanitation, customs related to purity or cleanliness? In a talk that investigates and illustrates some key examples of public and private Roman toilets from Rome, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Ostia, we take a trip down into the black holes of ancient space for some answers.

Talk by Prof. Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts:

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