Mark A. Beck
|Title:||Associate Professor of Classics
|Department:||Languages, Literatures and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
- APA/NEH Thesaurus linguae Latinae Postdoctoral Fellowship (Munich, Germany) 2000-2001
- Ph.D. in Classics 1998 U. of N.C. at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
- M.A. in Greek and Latin Literature 1993 Georg-August Universität (Göttingen, Germany)
- B.A. in Classics 1984 University of Colorado at Boulder
- B.A. in Psychology 1981 University of Colorado at Boulder
Greek Language and Literature; Leadership, Sport, and Combat in the Ancient World.
Highlights of Current Research
“Great Men,” in The Cambridge Companion to Plutarch, edited by Francis Titchener and Alexei Zadorojnyi, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2023) 197-225.
(editor and contributor) A Companion to Plutarch, Malden, Mass., Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell (2014).
(editor and contributor) Plutarch c. 45-c. 125. Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, vol. 146., Gale: Cengate Learning (2012) 139-247
Articles, Book Chapters:
“Plutarch on Rome”, (chapter thirty-two) in Jonathan Prag and Valentina Arena (eds.), A Companion to the Political Culture of the Roman Republic, Chichester, UK:Wiley-Blackwell (2022) 159-173.
“Pericles and Athens: An Intertextual Reading of Plutarch and Thucydides,” in T.S. Schmidt, M. Vamvouri & R. Hirsch-Luipold (eds.), The Dynamics of Intertextuality in Plutarch (Brill's Plutarch Studies), Leiden: Brill (2020) 98-110.
“Plutarch’s Primary Use of the Socratic Paradigm in the Lives”, in Christopher Moore (ed.), Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Socrates, Leiden and Boston: Brill (2019) 311-327.
“Time and Space in Plutarch’s Lives”, in Giorgiadou, Aristoula and Oikonomopoulou, Katerina (eds.), Space, Time and Language in Plutarch, Berlin: De Gruyter (2017) 25-40.
“Lucian’s Life of Demonax: The Socratic Paradigm, Individuality, and Personality,” in Koen de Temmerman and Kristoffel Demoen (eds.), Writing Biography in Greece and Rome: Narrative Technique and Fictionalization, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2016) 80-96.
“The Serio-Comic Life of Antony” in Jan Opsomer, Gert Roskam, and Frances B. Titchener (eds.), A Versatile Gentleman: Consistency in Plutarch’s Writing, Leuven: Leuven University Press/Presses Universitaires de Louvain (2016) 137-146.
“Introduction: Plutarch in Greece”, in Mark Beck (ed.) A Companion to Plutarch, Malden, Mass., Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell (2014) 1-9.
“The Socratic Paradigm” (Chapter Thirty One), in Mark Beck (ed.) A Companion to Plutarch, Malden, Mass., Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell (2014) 463-478.
“Alexander for the Romans: The Ideology of Anger Control in Plutarch and Arrian,” in P. Volpe Cacciatore (ed.), Plutarch’s Writings: Transmission, Translation, Reception, Commentary, Naples (2013) 47-61.
“Chapter Twenty-Six: Plutarch,” in Irene J. F. De Jong (ed.) Space in Ancient Greek Literature: Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative, Vol. 3, Leiden, Boston: Brill (2012) 441-462.