Jeffrey Beneker Professor of Classics University of Wisconsin Commons username: @jbeneker canes.wisc.edu/faculty/jeffrey-beneker Following 1 members View ActivityProfileSites 0CORE deposits 22Following 1Followers 1Groups 2DiscussionsDocs Academic InterestsAncient Greek religionByzantine literatureByzantine studiesClassical mythologyGreco-Roman biographiesGreek and Roman BiographyGreek historiographyHomerPlutarchRoman religionRoman Republic Commons GroupsHCAncient Greece & RomeByzantine Studies Recent Commons Activity AboutProfessor of Classics in the Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies and faculty director of Chadbourne Residential College at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. EducationPhD (2002) & MA (1999) Classics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill MS (1989) Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison BS (1987) Industrial Engineering and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison Work Shared in COREArticlesAnd Now for Something Completely Different: Addressing Assumptions about MythPlutarch and Saint Basil as Readers of Greek LiteratureThe Crossing of the Rubicon and the Outbreak of Civil War in Cicero, Lucan, Plutarch, and SuetoniusNepos’ Biographical Method in the Lives of Foreign GeneralsVariations on a Theme: An Experiment in Latin Prose CompositionThe Theory and Practice of Ostracism in Plutarch’s LivesNo Time for Love: Plutarch’s Chaste CaesarBook chaptersLittle Things Mean a Lot: Odysseus’ Scar and Eurycleia’s MemoryThe Nature of Virtue and the Need for Self-Knowledge in Plutarch’s Demosthenes-CiceroSex, Eroticism, and PoliticsAsemotatos or Autokrator? Obscurity and Glory in Plutarch’s SertoriusDrunken Violence and the Transition of Power in Plutarch’s AlexanderPlutarch on the Role of Eros in a MarriageEros and Intellect: Plutarch’s Portrait of Aspasia and PericlesThematic Correspondences in Plutarch’s Lives of Caesar, Pompey, and CrassusPlutarch on the Rise and Fall of PompeyBook reviewsDe Temmerman (K.), Demoen (K.) (Edd.) Writing Biography in Greece and Rome: Narrative Technique and FictionalizationHägg (T.) The Art of Biography in AntiquityKlotz (F.), Oikonomopoulou (K.) (edd.) The Philosopher’s Banquet: Plutarch’s Table Talk in the Intellectual Culture of the Roman EmpireAλεξίου (Ε.Β.) Πλουτάρχου παράλληλοι βίοι. Η προβληματική των ‘θετικών’ και ‘αρνητικών’ παραδειγμάτωνCasanova (A.) Ed. Plutarco e l’età ellenistica. Atti del convegno internazionale di studi, Firenze, 23-24 settembre 2004Magazine sectionRemembering Efstathia Other PublicationsBooks How to Be a Leader: An Ancient Guide to Wise Leadership, by Plutarch. Edited, translated, and introduced by Jeffrey Beneker. Princeton University Press (2019). Audiobook narrated by Matthew Waterson. Highbridge (2019). The Rhetorical Exercises of Nikephoros Basilakes: Progymnasmata from Twelfth-Century Byzantium. Edited and translated by Jeffrey Beneker and Craig A. Gibson. Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, Vol. 43. Harvard University Press (2016). The Passionate Statesman: Eros and Politics in Plutarch’s Lives. Oxford University Press (2012). Digital edition available at Oxford Scholarship Online. Edited Books The Discourse of Marriage in the Greco-Roman World. Edited by Jeffrey Beneker and Georgia Tsouvala. University of Wisconsin Press (2020). Miscellaneous “Should an Old Man Engage in Politics?” Princeton University Press, April 7, 2020. “Leadership and Mimicry: What Plutarch Knew about Elizabeth Holmes.” History News Network, May 26, 2019. ProjectsPlutarch in Byzantium. A Borghesi-Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshop at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (2018-2019).