Beneker Reminds Us ‘How to Be a Leader’

Professor Jeffrey Beneker’s forthcoming book titled, How to Be a Leader: An Ancient Guide to Wise Leadership will be published by Princeton University Press in fall. 

“The ancient biographer and essayist Plutarch thought deeply about the leadership qualities of the eminent Greeks and Romans he profiled in his famous—and massive—Lives, including politicians and generals such as Pericles, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony. Luckily for us, Plutarch distilled what he learned about wise leadership in a handful of essays, which are filled with essential lessons for experienced and aspiring leaders in any field today. In How to Be a Leader, Jeffrey Beneker presents the most important of these essays in lively new translations accompanied by an enlightening introduction, informative notes, and the original Greek on facing pages.”

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Beneker’s related essay, “Leadership and Mimicry: What Plutarch knew about Elizabeth Holmes” is published by the History News Network.