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Mary T. Boatwright

Professor Emerita of Classical Studies
Classical Studies
Box 90103, Durham, NC 27708-0103
233 Allen Bldg, West Campus, Durham, NC 27708-0103
Office hours

By appointment and Zoom.

  

Selected Publications


The Imperial Women of Rome: Power, Gender, Example, Context

Book · 2021 This book explores the constraints and opportunities of the women in the Roman emperor’s family from 35 BCE, when Octavia and Livia received unprecedented privileges from the state, to 235 CE, when Julia Mamaea was assassinated with her son Severus Alexand ... Cite

What would agrippina do?

Journal Article Transactions of the American Philological Association · September 1, 2020 Full text Open Access Cite

Monuments and Memory: The Romans and Us

Other News and Observer · 2015 Op-ed piece relating to the controversy over North Carolina's responsibility for Confederate War monuments. ... Link to item Cite

Agrippa’s Building Inscriptions

Journal Article Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik · 2014 Open Access Cite

The Antonines

Other Oxford Bibliographies in Classics · 2014 Link to item Cite

A Brief History of the Romans

Book · 2013 How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the mightiest imperial powers the world has ever known? This question is the focus of A Brief History of the Romans, an abbreviated version of the highly acclaimed The Rom ... Cite

Peoples of the Roman World

Book · 2012 In this highly-illustrated book, Mary T. Boatwright examines five of the peoples incorporated into the Roman world from the Republican through the Imperial periods: northerners, Greeks, Egyptians, Jews, and Christians. On-line reviews: CJ-Online ~ 2013.07. ... Cite

The Romans From Village to Empire: A History of Rome from Earliest Times to the End of the Western Empire

Book · 2011 How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known? In The Romans: From Village to Empire, Second Edition, Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, Richard J.A. Talb ... Cite

Women and Gender in the Forum Romanum

Journal Article Transactions of the American Philological Association · 2011 Featured Publication This article explores the evidence for women and gender in the Forum Romanum, investigating (primarily through literary sources) women's use of this space, and (primarily archaeologically) historical women's signification there by images and structures. Th ... Open Access Cite

Antonine Rome: Security in the Homeland

Chapter · 2010 Featured Publication Cite

The Imperial Women of Rome: Power, Gender, Example, Context

Book · 2021 This book explores the constraints and opportunities of the women in the Roman emperor’s family from 35 BCE, when Octavia and Livia received unprecedented privileges from the state, to 235 CE, when Julia Mamaea was assassinated with her son Severus Alexand ... Cite

What would agrippina do?

Journal Article Transactions of the American Philological Association · September 1, 2020 Full text Open Access Cite

Monuments and Memory: The Romans and Us

Other News and Observer · 2015 Op-ed piece relating to the controversy over North Carolina's responsibility for Confederate War monuments. ... Link to item Cite

Agrippa’s Building Inscriptions

Journal Article Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik · 2014 Open Access Cite

The Antonines

Other Oxford Bibliographies in Classics · 2014 Link to item Cite

A Brief History of the Romans

Book · 2013 How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the mightiest imperial powers the world has ever known? This question is the focus of A Brief History of the Romans, an abbreviated version of the highly acclaimed The Rom ... Cite

Peoples of the Roman World

Book · 2012 In this highly-illustrated book, Mary T. Boatwright examines five of the peoples incorporated into the Roman world from the Republican through the Imperial periods: northerners, Greeks, Egyptians, Jews, and Christians. On-line reviews: CJ-Online ~ 2013.07. ... Cite

The Romans From Village to Empire: A History of Rome from Earliest Times to the End of the Western Empire

Book · 2011 How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known? In The Romans: From Village to Empire, Second Edition, Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, Richard J.A. Talb ... Cite

Women and Gender in the Forum Romanum

Journal Article Transactions of the American Philological Association · 2011 Featured Publication This article explores the evidence for women and gender in the Forum Romanum, investigating (primarily through literary sources) women's use of this space, and (primarily archaeologically) historical women's signification there by images and structures. Th ... Open Access Cite

Antonine Rome: Security in the Homeland

Chapter · 2010 Featured Publication Cite

Hadrian in London

Other American Journal of Archaeology · 2009 Featured Publication Museum Review of Hadrian: Empire and Conflict ... Cite

Hadrian

Other Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome · 2009 Cite

Capri

Other Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome · 2009 Cite

Review of the British Museum exhibition Hadrian: Empire and Conflict

Other American Journal of Archaeology · 2009 Exhibition 24 July to 26 October 2008. ... Cite

Hadrian

Chapter · 2008 Cite

The Romans: From Village to Empire

Book · 2004 A Roman History Textbook ... Cite

Faustina the Younger, Mater Castrorum

Chapter · 2003 Featured Publication Cite

Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire

Book · 2000 Featured Publication Cite

The Shapes of City Life in Rome and Pompeii

Book · 2000 Featured Publication Co-editor and author of introduction. ... Cite

Review of A. R. Birley, Hadrian. The Restless Emperor

Other Journal of Roman Archaeology · 2000 Cite

The City Gate of Plancia Magna in Perge

Chapter · 1993 Featured Publication Cite

Matidia the Younger

Journal Article Echoes de Monde Classique/Classical Views · 1992 Cite

Imperial Women of the Early Second Century A.C

Journal Article American Journal of Philology · 1991 Featured Publication Cite

Theaters in the Roman Empire

Journal Article Biblical Archaeologist · 1990 Cite

Hadrian and Italian Cities

Journal Article Chiron · 1989 Cite

Hadrian and the City of Rome

Book · 1987 Featured Publication Cite

Review: Hadrien et l'architecture romaine by Henri Stierlin

Other Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians · December 1, 1986 Full text Cite

The Pomerial Extension of Augustus

Journal Article Historia · 1986 Cite

Further Thoughts on Hadrianic Athens

Journal Article Hesperia · April 1983 Full text Cite