Keating McKeon is a scholar of ancient Greek literature and history. He received his PhD in Classical Philology from Harvard, where he is currently a Visiting Fellow in the Department of the Classics. Originally from West Hartford, Connecticut, Keating completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia and Cambridge, winning Columbia's Caverly Prize for a thesis addressing the significance of gendered sound in Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes. At Harvard, Keating's research interests have ranged from Homeric simile to Achaemenid history, and he has presented his work at conferences in Greece, Britain, and the United States. He is a nine-time winner of Harvard's Certificate of Distinction in Teaching.
Keating is currently adapting for publication his dissertation on the role of nostalgia in fifth-century BCE Athenian conceptions of autocracy, as well as developing a book project that explores how epic models for rulership are mediated through the act of Homeric quotation in Greco-Roman antiquity. A separate article that proposes Herodotus’ refashioning of an ordeal recorded in the Old Persian text of the Bisotun inscription will appear in American Journal of Philology in September 2020.
In his free time, Keating is an outdoorsman and an exhibited photographer. A selection of his images may be seen at kveldulf.com. Keating has a piece from his series Fabrications now on display in Harvard's Smith Campus Center.
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