Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies


Jim Keenan

Title/s:  Professor Emeritus

Office #:  Crown Center 573

Phone: 773.508.3665

Email: jkeenan@luc.edu

External Webpage: https://works.bepress.com/james_keenan/

E-Commons: https://ecommons.luc.edu/classicalstudies_facpubs/


personal interests include golf and guitar


A.B., College of the Holy Cross

M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

Research Interests

Papyrology, Roman Law, Byzantine Egypt

Professional & Community Affiliations

Selected Publications

Recent Publications:

  • Law and Legal Practice in Egypt from Alexander to the Arab Conquest: A Selection of Papyrological Sources in Translation, with Introductions and Commentary (co-edited with J. G. Manning and Uri Yiftach-Firanko), Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • "Payment Order for Cavalry Fodder: SB XIV 12116," ZPE 193 (2015): 244–248.
  • "Cargo Checking at Alexandria and the Late Antique Annona: P.Turner  45," (in) Jean-Luc Fournet and Arietta Papaconstantinou, eds., Mélanges Jean Gascou (Paris, 2016): 579–589.

Recent Papers:

  • "Narrative History and the Documentary Papyri: A Personal Journey," North American Papyrology Seminar I, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 15, 2015.
  • "'They Were All about Dung Receipts!': A Papyrologist’s Progress," Center for the Tebtunis Papyri, Distinguished Visiting Lecture, Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley, March 15, 2016.
  • "Correspondence of the praefectus annonae Alexandriae: P.Oxy. 24.2408 Reconsidered," 28th International Congress of Papyrology, Barcelona, August 4, 2016.

Current Research:

  • Book on the early history of papyrology based on materials in the Edgar J. Goodspeed Archive at the University of Chicago (with Todd M. Hickey)
  • Edition and re-edition of PSI  76, affidavits and accounts on a Florence papyrus, early AD 570s (with H. Harrauer, T. M. Hickey, and R. Pintaudi)