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Fragment of a marble Sarcophagus
ca. 230-240 ACE
Duke Museum of Art

Mary T. Boatwright
Mary T. Boatwright

Title: Professor of Classical Studies and History and Chair
Office Location: 231
Office Phone: (919) 684-3189
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Office Hours:

W 11:30-12:30 & Tu 4-5:30pm or by appointment
Typical Courses Taught:

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1980
  • Ph.D. in Classical Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1980
  • M.A. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1975
  • B.A. Stanford University, 1973
  • Michigan Assoc., American Academy, Rome, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1977
  • M.A. in Classical Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1975
  • Laurea, voto ottimo, in Etruscologiá Universitá per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy, 1974
  • Certificato in Corso Medio di Italiano, Universitá per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy, 1973

Research Interests:

Roman history, especially the social and political history of the empire; topography of Rome; Rome's northern frontiers; Roman women; Latin historiography
Representative Publications   (More Publications)
  1. with MT Boatwright, DJ Gargola, N Lenski and RJA Talbert. The Romans From Village to Empire: A History of Rome from Earliest Times to the End of the Western Empire.  Oxford University Press, 2011: 624 pages. (2nd, expanded edition. Czech translation published 12/12) [available here]  [abs]
  2. MT Boatwright. "Agrippa’s Building Inscriptions." Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik  vol. 189  (2014): 255-264.  [abs]
  3. MT Boatwright. "Women and Gender in the Forum Romanum." Transactions of the American Philological Association  vol. 141 no. 1,  (2011): 105-141.  [abs]
  4. MT Boatwright. "The Elogia of the Volusii Saturnini at Lucus Feroniae, and the Education of their Domestic Service." manualL’écriture dans la maison romaine. Edited by M Corbier and J-P Guilhembet.  de Boccard (2012): 99-112. [available here]
  5. MT Boatwright. "Antonine Rome: Security in the Homeland." manualThe Emperor and Rome: Space, Representation and Ritual. Edited by BC Ewald and CF Norena.  Cambridge University Press (2010): 169-197.
  6. MT Boatwright. Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire.  Princeton University Press, 2000.
  7. MT Boatwright. "The City Gate of Plancia Magna in Perge." manualRoman Art in Context: An Anthology. Edited by ED Ambra.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall (1993): 189-207.
  8. MT Boatwright. Hadrian and the City of Rome.  Princeton University Press, 1987.
  9. MT Boatwright. "Imperial Women of the Early Second Century A.C." American Journal of Philology  vol. 112 no. 4,  (1991): 513-40. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  10. MT Boatwright. "Trajan Outside Rome: Buildings and Sculptural Commissions in Italian and Provincial Cities." manualSage and Emperor. Edited by P Stadter and LVD Stockt.  Leuven: Leuven University Press (2003): 259-277.
  11. MT Boatwright. "Faustina the Younger, Mater Castrorum." manual. Edited by R Frei-Stolba and A Biel.   (2003): 249-68.
  12. MT Boatwright. "Tacitus and the Final Rites of Agrippina: Annals 14, 9." manualStudies in Latin Literature and Roman History. Edited by C Deroux. Collection Latomus vol. XIV  (2008): 375-93.
  13. MT Boatwright, 'Res bene gestae’: Ricerche di storia urbana su Roma antica in onore di Eva Margareta Steinby. manual  (2009). [html]
  14. MT Boatwright. "Just Window Dressing? Imperial Women as Architectural Sculpture." manualI Claudia II. Edited by DEE Kleiner and SB Matheson.  University of Texas Press (2000): 61-75.
  15. with co-editor H. B. Evans. The Shapes of City Life in Rome and Pompeii.  edited by Boatwright, MT; Evans, HB Caratzas, 2000.  [abs]
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