Todd Hickey

Professor/Director, Center for the Tebtunis Papyri
A.B. 1990 (University of Pennsylvania)
A.M. 1992, Ph.D. 2001 (University of Chicago)
Research Interests: 
Papyrology (Greek and Egyptian), social and economic history, Late Antiquity, Lucian
(510) 642-4556; fax: (510) 643-4313
tmhickey [at]
Office / Location: 
489 Bancroft Library
Office Hours: 
Spring 2020: W 2–4p & by appointment

At the moment, I am bringing three major projects to a close: an edition of the massive late antique estate accounts on the verso of PSI I 76; a volume of British Library papyri, all of which came to London in the same richly documented acquisition; and a short monograph (co-authored with James G. Keenan) concerning Edgar Johnson Goodspeed (1871-1962), America’s first papyrologist. 

Select Publications: 

Wine, Wealth, and the State in Late Antique Egypt: The House of Apion at Oxyrhynchus (Ann Arbor 2012); preview here.

"The workers and the vineyard (P.Lond. inv. 2238)," Archiv für Papyrusforchung 58 (2012) 302-7.

"A Surety for an enapographos," in Inediti offerti a Rosario Pintaudi per il suo 65° compleanno (Florence 2012) 90-95 (with Fabian Reiter).

"The Dossier of Flavia Anastasia, Part One: Document Prescripts," Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 48 (2011) 99-112 (with Brendan J. Haug).

"A penthemeros Certificate from the Reign of Caracalla (P.Lund inv. 12)," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 178 (2011) 240-42.

"A Private Extract from a Weaver's Census Return (P.Lund inv. 77)," Comunicazioni (Istituto Papirologico "G. Vitelli") 9 (2011) 57-60.

"Ostraca Upsaliensia (Part I)," Archiv für Papyrusforschung 56 (2010) 258-73.

"Two Papyri in Lund," Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 46 (2009) 31-36.

"Writing Histories from the Papyri," in Oxford Handbook of Papyrology (Oxford 2009) 495-520.

"Tebtunis on the Arno and Beyond: Two 'Archives,'" in 100 anni di istituzioni fiorentine per la papirologia (Florence 2009) 67-81.

"Down and Out in Late Antique Tebtunis?? in Graeco-Roman Fayum ? Texts and Archaeology (Wiesbaden 2008) 135-42.

"An Inconvenient Truth? P.Oxy. 18.2196, the Apion estate, and fiscalité in the late antique Oxyrhynchite," Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 45 (2008) 87-100.

"A Late Antique Miscellany," in Sixty-Five Papyrological Texts Presented to Klaas A. Worp on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday (Leiden 2008) 343-50.

"Papyrology," in Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies (Oxford 2008) 115-28.

"Aristocratic Landholding and the Economy of Byzantine Egypt," in Egypt in the Byzantine World, 300-700 (Cambridge 2007) 288-308.

"Un frammento delle Storie di Erodoto (I 59, 6 ? 60, 1; I 60, 4) in PCair JE 45623," Studi di Egittologia e di papirologia 4 (2007) 73-76 (with Mario Capasso).

Five texts in volume seventy of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, London 2006 (with Nikolaos Gonis).

POPULAR: "The Tebtunis Papyri," in Exploring The Bancroft Library, Berkeley-Salt Lake City 2006, 138-45 (with a contribution by Dorothy J. Thompson).

"A New Fragment from the Apion Dossier in New Haven (P.CtYBR inv. 4357)," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 146 (2004) 165-66.

"P.Lond. V 1876 descr.: Which Landowner?" Chronique d?Égypte 79 (2004) 241-48 (with James G. Keenan).

"A Roman-Period Cession of Residential Property from Soknopaiou Nesos (P.Mich. inv. 6168 + inv. 6174c + inv. 6174a+b)," in Res severa verum gaudium: Festschrift für Karl-Theodor Zauzich zum 65. Geburtstag am 8. Juni 2004 (Leuven 2004) 237-47 (with Joseph G. Manning).

REVIEW: Jaakko Frösén, Antti Arjava, and Marjo Lehtinen, eds., The Petra Papyri I (Amman 2002), Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 334 (May 2004) 92-94.

"Reuniting Anastasia:  P.bibl.univ.Giss. 56 + P.Erl. 87," Archiv für Papyrusforschung 49 (2003) 199-206.

"A Flavia Christodotê Fragment from Giessen (P.bibl. univ. Giss. inv. 63)," in Essays and Texts in Honor of J. David Thomas (Oakville 2001) 251-54 (with James G. Keenan).

"P.Lond. V 1797: Classification and Date," in Papyri in honorem Johannis Bingen octogenarii editae (Leuven 2000) 529-35 (with James G. Keenan).

"Dumbarton Oaks," in Der neue Pauly: Reallexikon der Antike und ihrer Rezeption, Volume 13 (Stuttgart 1999) columns 904-10.

"Notes on Some Papyri from the Byzantine Oxyrhynchite," Tyche 14 (1999) 325-27.

"Notes on Some Cairo Papyri from Byzantine Oxyrhynchus (Part I)," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 123 (1998) 161-64.

"The Dossier of Patermouthios sidêrourgos: New Texts from Chicago," Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 34 (1997) 79-109 (with Klaas A. Worp).

"More from the Archive of the Descendants of Eulogius," Analecta Papyrologica 8?9 (1996?97) 209-18 (with James G. Keenan).

"P.Oxy. X 1323 descr.: A Receipt for the Rent of an orbiopôleion," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 113 (1996) 227-29.

"A Fragment of a Letter from a Bishop to a scholastikos," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 110 (1996) 127-31.