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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 Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office Location: 231 Allen Bldg, West Campus, Durham, NC 27708-0103
Office Phone: (919) 684-3189
Email Address:
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Office Hours:

W 3:45-5pm, TH 1-2pm, & by appt.
Office Location: Allen 231

Teaching (Fall 2019):   (typical courses)

  • Clst 89s.02, First-year seminar (top) Synopsis
    Social sciences 107, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • 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 Boatwright, MT; Gargola, DJ; Lenski, N; Talbert, RJA. 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. Boatwright, MT. "Agrippa’s Building Inscriptions." Zeitschrift FüR Papyrologie Und Epigraphik  vol. 189  (2014): 255-264.  [abs]
  3. Boatwright, MT. "Women and Gender in the Forum Romanum." Transactions of the American Philological Association  vol. 141 no. 1, Johns Hopkins University Press (2011): 105-141. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Boatwright, MT. "The Elogia of the Volusii Saturnini at Lucus Feroniae, and the Education of their Domestic Service." L’écriture dans la maison romaine. Edited by Corbier, M; Guilhembet, J-P.  de Boccard (2012): 99-112. [available here]
  5. Boatwright, MT. "Antonine Rome: Security in the Homeland." The Emperor and Rome: Space, Representation and Ritual. Edited by Ewald, BC; Norena, CF.  Cambridge University Press (2010): 169-197.
  6. Boatwright, MT. Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire.  Princeton University Press, 2000.
  7. Boatwright, MT. "The City Gate of Plancia Magna in Perge." Roman Art in Context: An Anthology. Edited by Ambra, ED.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall (1993): 189-207.
  8. Boatwright, MT. Hadrian and the City of Rome.  Princeton University Press, 1987.
  9. Boatwright, MT. "Imperial Women of the Early Second Century A.C." American Journal of Philology  vol. 112 no. 4,  (1991): 513-40. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  10. Boatwright, MT. "Trajan Outside Rome: Buildings and Sculptural Commissions in Italian and Provincial Cities." Sage and Emperor. Edited by Stadter, P; Stockt, LVD.  Leuven: Leuven University Press (2003): 259-277.
  11. Boatwright, MT. "Faustina the Younger, Mater Castrorum." . Edited by Frei-Stolba, R; Biel, A.   (2003): 249-68.
  12. Boatwright, MT. "Tacitus and the Final Rites of Agrippina: Annals 14, 9." Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History. Edited by Deroux, C. Collection Latomus vol. XIV  (2008): 375-93.
  13. Boatwright, MT, 'Res bene gestae’: Ricerche di storia urbana su Roma antica in onore di Eva Margareta Steinby.   (2009). [html]
  14. Boatwright, MT. "Just Window Dressing? Imperial Women as Architectural Sculpture." I Claudia II. Edited by Kleiner, DEE; Matheson, SB.  University of Texas Press (2000): 61-75.
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