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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Faculty & Staff Directory

Mark Beck

Associate Professor, Assistant Chair
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
University of South Carolina

Office: HUO 911
Email: beck.mark.a@gmail.com
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EDUCATION:
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

TEACHING INTERESTS:
Greek Language and Literature; Leadership, Sport, and Combat in the Ancient World.

HIGHLIGHTS OF CURRENT RESEARCH:

Monographs:
Understanding Classics: Plutarch, London: I. B. Tauris & Co. Ltd. (forthcoming 2015) under contract.

Edited Volumes:
(editor and contributor) A Companion to Plutarch, Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell (2014).

(co-edited with Jan Opsomer) Platonic Inspirations, Leuven: University of Leuven Press (forthcoming 2015) under contract.

(editor and contributor) Plutarch c. 125. Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, vol. 146., Gale: Cengate Learning (2012) 139-247

Articles, Book Chapters:

"Great Men," in Cambridge Companion to Plutarch, edited by Francis Titchener and Alexei Zadorozhnyi, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2015/2016)

"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 Fictionalisation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2015 in press).