Mary T. Boatwright

Mary T. Boatwright

Professor Emerita of Classical Studies

(919) 684-3189
Office Hours: 

W 11-noon, W 4:30-5:30pm, & by appt.
Office Location: Allen 231

Roman history, especially the social and political history of the Empire; Roman women; topography of Rome; Rome's northern frontiers; Latin historiography

Education & Training:

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1980

  • M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1975

  • B.A., Stanford University 1973

Boatwright, M. T. “Review of A. Grimm. D. Kessler, and H. Meyer, Der Obelisk des Antinoos.” American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 103, 1998, pp. 173–173.

Boatwright, M. T. “Review of A. Grimm, D. Kessler, and H. Meyer, Der Obelisk des Antinoos.” <I>American Journal of Archaeology</I>, vol. 103, 1998, pp. 173–173.

Boatwright, M. T. “Review of F. Yegul, Baths and Bathing in Classical Antiquity.” Design Book Review, vol. 35/36, 1995, pp. 70–74.

Boatwright, M. T. “Review of D. Willers, Hadrian’s Panhellenisches Programm. Archaologische Beitrage zur Neugestaltung Athens durch Hadrian.” Journal of Roman Archaeology, vol. 7, 1994, pp. 426–31.

Boatwright, M. T. “Review of O. F. Robinson, Ancient Rome: City Planning and Administration.” Classical Outlook, vol. 70, 1993, pp. 150–150.

Boatwright, Mary T. “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, vol. 81, Cambridge University Press (CUP), Nov. 1991, pp. 184–85. Crossref, doi:10.2307/300504. Full Text

Boatwright, Mary Taliaferro. “Review: Hadrien et l'architecture romaine by Henri Stierlin.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 45, no. 4, University of California Press, 1 Dec. 1986, pp. 408–10. Crossref, doi:10.2307/990211. Full Text

Boatwright, M. T. “Review of K. Christ, The Romans: An Introduction to their History and Civilization.” Classical Outlook, vol. 63, 1986, pp. 139–139.

Boatwright, M. T. “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, vol. 90, 1986, pp. 492–93.


Boatwright, M. T. “Public Architecture in Rome and the Year A.D. 96.” The Year A.D. 96: Did It Make a Difference?, edited by E. Badian, 2000.

Boatwright, M. T. “Just Window Dressing? Imperial Women as Architectural Sculpture.” I Claudia II, edited by D. E. E. Kleiner and S. B. Matheson, University of Texas Press, 2000, pp. 61–75.

Boatwright, M. T. “Luxuriant Gardens and Extravagant Women: The Horti of Rome between Republic and Empire.” Horti Romani. Ideologia e Autorappresentazione, edited by M. Cima and E. La Rocca, L’Erma de Bretschneider, 1998, pp. 71–82.

Boatwright, M. T. “Italica and Hadrian’s Urban Benefactions.” Talica MMCC: Actas de Las Jornadas Del 2.200 Aniversario de La Fundación de Itálica., edited by A. Caballos and P. Leon, Consejeria de Cultura, 1997, pp. 115–35.

Boatwright, M. T. “The Traianeum in Italica (Spain) and the Library of Hadrian in Athens.” The Interpretation of Architectural Sculpture in Greece and Rome, edited by D. Buitron-Oliver, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 1997, pp. 193–217.

Boatwright, M. T. “The City Gate of Plancia Magna in Perge.” Roman Art in Context: An Anthology, edited by E. D. Ambra, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993, pp. 189–207.

Boatwright, M. T. “Plancia Magna of Perge, and the Roles and Status of Women in Roman Asia Minor.” Women’s History and Ancient History, edited by S. B. Pomeroy, University of North Carolina Press, 1991, pp. 249–72.

Boatwright, M. T. “The Lucii Volusii Saturnini and Tacitus.” I Volusii Saturnini: Una Famiglia Romana Della Prima Età Imperiale, edited by A. Carandini, De Donato, 1982, pp. 7–16.


Boatwright, M. T. “The Style of the Laudes Neronis, Chapter 4.1 of Seneca’s Apocolocyntosis.” Classical Bulletin, edited by M. T. Boatwright, vol. 62, 1986, pp. 10–16.

Boatwright, M. T. “The Pomerial Extension of Augustus.” Historia, vol. 35, 1986, pp. 13–27.

Boatwright, M. T. “The ‘Ara Ditis-Ustrinum of Hadrian’ in the Western Campus Martius, and Other Problematic Roman Ustrina.” American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 89, 1985, pp. 486–97.

Boatwright, M. T. “Tacitus on Claudius and the Pomerium of Rome: Annals 12.23.1-24.” Classical Journal, vol. 80, 1984, pp. 36–44.

Boatwright, Mary T. “Further Thoughts on Hadrianic Athens.” Hesperia, vol. 52, no. 2, American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), Apr. 1983, pp. 173–173. Crossref, doi:10.2307/147788. Full Text