Professor 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.


PhD (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

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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).

Edited Book

The Discourse of Marriage in the Greco-Roman World. Edited by Jeffrey Beneker and Georgia Tsouvala. University of Wisconsin Press (2020).


“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.


Plutarch in Byzantium. A Borghesi-Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshop at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (2018-2019).

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