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


  1. Boatwright, MT. Imperial Women of Rome Power, Gender, Context.  Oxford University Press,  404 pages.  [abs]
  2. Boatwright, MT; Gargola, D; Lenski, N; Talbert, RJA. A Brief History of the Romans.  2nd, enlarged ed. Oxford University Press, .  [abs]
  3. Boatwright, MT. Peoples of the Roman World.  Cambridge University Press,  241 pages.  [abs]
  4. 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,  624 pages. (2nd, expanded edition. Czech translation published 12/12) [available here]  [abs]
  5. with Boatwright, MT; Gargola, DJ; Talbert, RJA. A Brief History of The Romans.  Oxford University Press, .
  6. with Boatwright, MT; Gargola, DJ; Talbert, RJA. The Romans: From Village to Empire.  Oxford University Press, .  [abs]
  7. Boatwright, MT. Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire.  Princeton University Press, .
  8. Boatwright, MT. Hadrian and the City of Rome.  Princeton University Press, .


  1. Boatwright, MT. "What would agrippina do?." Transactions of the American Philological Association  vol. 150 no. 2,   253-261. [doi]
  2. Boatwright, MT. "Acceptance and approval: Romans' non-roman population transfers, 180 B.C.E.-ca 70 C.E.." Phoenix  vol. 69 no. 1-2, Phoenix  122-146. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Boatwright, MT. "Agrippa’s Building Inscriptions." Zeitschrift FüR Papyrologie Und Epigraphik  vol. 189   255-264.  [abs]
  4. Boatwright, MT. "Women and Gender in the Forum Romanum." Transactions of the American Philological Association  vol. 141 no. 1, Johns Hopkins University Press  105-141. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Boatwright, MT. "Matidia the Younger." Echoes De Monde Classique/Classical Views  vol. 26   19-32.
  6. Boatwright, MT. "Imperial Women of the Early Second Century A.C." American Journal of Philology  vol. 112 no. 4, JSTOR  513-40. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  7. Boatwright, MT. "Plancia Magna of Perge, and the Roles and Status of Women in Roman Asia Minor." . Edited by Pomeroy, SB.  Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press  249-72.
  8. Boatwright, MT. "Public Architecture in Rome and the Year A.D. 96."   vol. 15 no. 1,   67-90.
  9. Boatwright, MT. "Theaters in the Roman Empire." Biblical Archaeologist  vol. 53   184-92.
  10. Boatwright, MT. "Hadrian and Italian Cities." Chiron  vol. 19   235-71.
  11. Boatwright, MT. "Caesar’s Second Consulship and the Completion and Date of Bellum Civile." Classical Journal  vol. 84 no. 1,   31-40. [Gateway.cgi]
  12. Boatwright, MT. "The Pomerial Extension of Augustus." Historia  vol. 35 no. 1,   13-27. [Gateway.cgi]
  13. Boatwright, MT. "The Style of the Laudes Neronis, Chapter 4.1 of Seneca’s Apocolocyntosis." Classical Bulletin. Edited by Boatwright, MT.  vol. 62 no. 1,   10-16. [Gateway.cgi]
  14. Boatwright, MT. "The ‘Ara Ditis-Ustrinum of Hadrian’ in the Western Campus Martius, and Other Problematic Roman Ustrina." American Journal of Archaeology  vol. 89 no. 3, JSTOR  486-497. [doi]
  15. Boatwright, MT. "Tacitus on Claudius and the Pomerium of Rome: Annals 12.23.1-24." Classical Journal  vol. 80 no. 1,   36-44. [Gateway.cgi]
  16. Boatwright, MT. "Further Thoughts on Hadrianic Athens." Hesperia  vol. 52 no. 2, American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)  173-173. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]

Papers Published

  1. Boatwright, MT. "Visualizing Empire in Imperial Rome." Ancient World Views: Institutions and Geography from the Greco-Roman World. Edited by Brice, L; Slootjes, D.  Brill  235-259.
  2. Boatwright, MT. "Hadrian and the Agrippa Inscription of the Pantheon." Hadrian: Art, Politics and Economy. Edited by Opper, T. British Museum Research Publication #175 British Museum  19-30.
  3. 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  99-112. [available here]
  4. Boatwright, MT. "Children and Parents on the Tombstones of Pannonia." The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy and Beyond. Edited by George, M.  Oxford University Press  287-318. [doi]  [abs]
  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  169-197.
  6. 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   375-93.
  7. Boatwright, MT. "Hadrian." Lives of the Caesars. Edited by Barrett, AA.  Blackwell  155-180. Book translated into Spanish and Estonian. [html], [doi]
  8. Boatwright, MT. "Faustina the Younger, Mater Castrorum." . Edited by Frei-Stolba, R; Biel, A.    249-68.
  9. 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  259-277.
  10. Boatwright, MT. "Faustina the Younger, Mater Castrorum." Echo 2: Les femmes antiques entre sphère privée et sphère publique.. Edited by Frei-Stolba, R; Bielman, A; Blanchi, O.  Peter Lang  249-268.
  11. Boatwright, MT. "Just Window Dressing? Imperial Women as Architectural Sculpture." I Claudia II. Edited by Kleiner, DEE; Matheson, SB.  University of Texas Press  61-75.
  12. Boatwright, MT. "Public Architecture in Rome and the Year A.D. 96." The Year A.D. 96: Did It Make a Difference?. Edited by Badian, E.  vol. 15   67-90.
  13. Boatwright, MT. "Luxuriant Gardens and Extravagant Women: The Horti of Rome between Republic and Empire." Horti romani. Ideologia e autorappresentazione. Edited by Cima, M; La Rocca, E.  L’Erma de Bretschneider  71-82.
  14. Boatwright, MT. "Italica and Hadrian’s Urban Benefactions." talica MMCC: Actas de las Jornadas del 2.200 Aniversario de la Fundación de Itálica.. Edited by Caballos, A; Leon, P.  Consejeria de Cultura  115-135.
  15. Boatwright, MT. "The Traianeum in Italica (Spain) and the Library of Hadrian in Athens." The Interpretation of Architectural Sculpture in Greece and Rome. Edited by Buitron-Oliver, D.  National Gallery of Art, Washington DC  193-217.
  16. 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  189-207.
  17. Boatwright, MT. "Plancia Magna of Perge, and the Roles and Status of Women in Roman Asia Minor." Women’s History and Ancient History. Edited by Pomeroy, SB.  University of North Carolina Press  249-272.
  18. Boatwright, MT. "The Lucii Volusii Saturnini and Tacitus." I Volusii Saturnini: Una famiglia romana della prima età imperiale. Edited by Carandini, A.  De Donato  7-16.


  1. Boatwright, MT, Monuments and Memory: The Romans and Us. News and Observer  . [html[abs]
  2. Boatwright, MT, The Antonines. Oxford Bibliographies in Classics Oxford Bibliographies Online . [9780195389661-0184.xml]
  3. Boatwright, MT, Review of the British Museum exhibition Hadrian: Empire and Conflict. American Journal of Archaeology 113  121-128. [abs]
  4. Boatwright, MT, Capri. Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and RomeOxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome  .
  5. Boatwright, MT, Hadrian. Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome  .
  6. Boatwright, MT, Hadrian in London. American Journal of Archaeology 113:1  121-28. (Museum review of exhibit "Hadrian: Empire and Conflict," at the British Museum.) [abs]

Book & Monograph Reviews

  1. Boatwright, MT, JULIA DOMNA - J. Langford Maternal Megalomania. Julia Domna and the Imperial Politics of Motherhood. Pp. xiv + 203, ills. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Cased, £28.50, US$55. ISBN: 978-1-4214-0847-7.. The Classical Review 65 1  200-202. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  2. Boatwright, MT, CARLOS F. NORENA. Imperial Ideals in the Roman West: Representation, Circulation, Power.. American Historical Review 118 1  233-234. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  3. Boatwright, MT, Review of A. Galimberti, Adriano e l’ideologia del principato.  10.5 . [html]
  4. Boatwright, MT, The Roman Triumph. By Mary Beard. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2007. Pp. 434. $29.95.). The Historian 71 4  881-882. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  5. Boatwright, MT, 'Res bene gestae’: Ricerche di storia urbana su Roma antica in onore di Eva Margareta Steinby.   . [html]
  6. Boatwright, MT, New Approaches to Roman Institutional and Political History.   . [html]
  7. Boatwright, MT, Memory of the ancestors: Staging and development of the Roman laudatio-funebris. American Journal of Archaeology 108 1  135-137. [Gateway.cgi]
  8. Boatwright, MT, Image and memory: Funerary monuments with portrait busts in the Colonia Augusta Emerita. American Journal of Archaeology 108 1  135-137. [Gateway.cgi]
  9. Boatwright, MT, Review of J. Arce, Memoria de los antepasados: Puesta en escena y desarrollo del elogio fúnebre romano and of J. Edmondson, T. Nogales Basarrate, and W. Trillmich, Imagen y memoria: Monumentos funerarios con retratos en la colonia Augusta Emerita. American Journal of Archaeology 108  135-37.
  10. Boatwright, MT, Bread and Circuses: Euergetism and Municipal Patronage in Roman Italy (review). American Journal of Philology 125 2  293-296. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  11. Boatwright, MT, Review of J.H.W.G. Liebeschuetz, Decline and Fall of the Roman City. American Historical Review   1199-1200.
  12. Boatwright, MT, Review: Temples and Towns in Roman Iberia. The Social and Architectural Dynamics of Sanctuary Designs, from the Third Century B. C. to the Third Century A. D. by William E. Mierse. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 59 4  554-556. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  13. Boatwright, MT, Review of W. E. Mierse, Temples and Towns in Roman Iberia. The Social and Architectural Dynamics of Sanctuary Designs, from the Third Century B.C. to the Third Century A.D. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 59  554-56.
  14. Boatwright, MT, Review of A. R. Birley, Hadrian. The Restless Emperor. Journal of Roman Archaeology 13  593-96.
  15. Boatwright, MT, Review of A. Grimm, D. Kessler, and H. Meyer, Der Obelisk des Antinoos. American Journal of Archaeology 103  173-173.
  16. Boatwright, MT, Review of A. Grimm. D. Kessler, and H. Meyer, Der Obelisk des Antinoos. American Journal of Archaeology 103  173-173.
  17. Boatwright, MT, Review of F. Yegul, Baths and Bathing in Classical Antiquity. Design Book Review 35/36  70-74.
  18. Boatwright, MT, Review of D. Willers, Hadrian’s Panhellenisches Programm. Archaologische Beitrage zur Neugestaltung Athens durch Hadrian. Journal of Roman Archaeology 7  426-31.
  19. Boatwright, MT, Review of O. F. Robinson, Ancient Rome: City Planning and Administration. Classical Outlook 70  150-150.
  20. Boatwright, MT, S. Martin, The Roman Jurists and the Organization of Private Building in the Late Republic and Early Empire (Collection Latomus CCIV). Brussels: Revue d'Études Latines, 1989. Pp. 157. ISBN 2-87031-144-3. Fr.b.750.. Journal of Roman Studies 81  184-185. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  21. Boatwright, MT, Review: Hadrien et l'architecture romaine by Henri Stierlin. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 45 4  408-410. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  22. Boatwright, MT, Review of F. S. Kleiner, The Arch of Nero in Rome. A Study of the Roman Honorary Arch before and under Nero. American Journal of Archaeology 90  492-93.
  23. Boatwright, MT, Review of K. Christ, The Romans: An Introduction to their History and Civilization. Classical Outlook 63  139-139.