Dr. Cynthia Kosso

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Professor 
(BA Montana State University, MA University of Minnesota, PhD University of Illinois-Chicago, 1993)
Ancient World, Archaeology, Greece and Rome 
Email: Cynthia.Kosso@nau.edu
Office phone: 928-523-9305
Office LA 316

Research and teaching interests 

Ancient Greece and Rome, Mediterranean Archaeology and Environment

Courses taught 

HIS 100
HIS 200
HIS 240 (formerly 140)
HIS 300w
HIS 335
HIS 336
HON 335
HIS 470
HIS 498
HIS 510
HIS 610

List of recent publications 

Books

“The Nature and Function of Water, Baths, Bathing, and Hygiene from Antiquity through the Renaissance”, ed. with introduction to sections on ancient water use by C. Kosso [co-editor A. Scott] (Brill, 2009).

The Archaeology of Public Policy in Late Roman Greece, 2003, BAR International Series.

Fear and Its Representations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Co edited with Anne Scott, Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 6. Brepols, 2002.

Chapter in book:
"Introduction," in Fear and Its Representations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, With Anne Scott, Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 6. Brepols, 2002, pages xi-xxxvii.

"Central Place Theory," in Knowing the Past: Philosophical Issues of History and Archaeology, With Peter Kosso. Humanity Press, 2001. Also by C.K. Kosso: cover photo, and figures 2.1, 2.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.7, 6.8, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.4, 7.6.

Geological Basis of Vitruvius’ Empirical Observations of Material Characteristics of Rock Utilized in Roman Masonry.

Articles and booklets

“Women and Water in Ancient Athens,” withKevin Lawton, in The Nature and Function of Water…(2009): 87-108.

Articles on “Colonialism,”  “Coloni,” and “Land Tenure,” in Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages (2008)

“Geological Validation of Vetruvius’s Observations of eh Material Properties of Rock Utilised in Roman Masonry,” with Marie Jackson, in Second International Congress on Construction History (Cambridge, 2006): 1685-1702.

"Report on "Fear and Its Representations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance": Links to Antiquity"(with Anne Scott, in Classical Traditions, Spring, 2001).

"Achaea." In Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic World, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers: London, 2000, 6-7.

"Chalkis." In Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic World, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers: London, 2000, 312-313.

"Euboea." In Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic World, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers: London, 2000, 580-583.

"Roman Greece: Cultural History from 30 BC to AD 330." In Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic World, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers: London, 2000, 1457-1459.

"Roman Greece: Political History from 30 BC to AD 330." In Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic World, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers: London, 2000, 1359-1362.

Mapping World History, Volumes 1 and 2. 2000. Wadsworth Publishing Company.

CD ROM - Mapping Western Civilization, Wadsworth, 2000.

CD ROM - Mapping World Civilizations, Wadsworth, 2001.

Professional organizations and service 

Archivist for Southern Euboea Exploration Project
American Institute of Archaeology
Canadian Institute in Athens
American School of Classical Studies in Athens, "Senior Research Fellow"
American Academy in Rome
Editorial Advisory Board of Collegiate Press
Manuscript reader for the following presses:

  •     Harper Collins
  •     Houghton Mifflin
  •     West Educational Publishing (now Wadsworth)
  •     Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press and Heath