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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 Emerita
Office Location: 233 Allen Bldg, West Campus, Durham, NC 27708-0103
Office Phone: (919) 684-3189
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Office Hours:

By appointment and Zoom.

Typical Courses Taught:

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1980
  • B.A. Stanford University, 1973
  • Michigan Assoc., American Academy, Rome, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1977
  • M.A. 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, JSTOR (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.
  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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