D. Thomas Benediktson

tom benediktson

Professor of Classics and Comparative LiteratureChapman Hall 108
tom-benediktson@utulsa.eduPersonal Web Page

My area of expertise is Classics, or Greek and Latin Languages, Literatures and Cultures. My current work is on Homer's *Iliad* and its relationship to geometric pottery in the 8th century b.c.e.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • A.B., Rhetoric, University of California Berkeley, 1972
  • M.A., Rhetoric, University of California Berkeley, 1974
  • M.A., Classics, University of Texas at Austin, 1977
  • Ph.D., Classics, University of Texas, Austin

Professional Affiliations

  • Classical Association of the Midwest and South
  • Classical Association of the Atlantic States
  • American Council of Academic Deans
  • International Plutarch Society Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences

Courses Taught at TU

  • Advanced Latin Texts (LAT 3023, 3033)
  • Intermediate Latin I and II (LAT 2003, 2013)


  • Propertius: Modernist Poet of Antiquity
    (Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, 1989)
  • "A Survey of Suetonius Scholarship, 1938-1987"
    Classical World 86.5 (1993) (monograph-length annotated bibliography)
  • Literature and the Visual Arts in Ancient Greece and Rome
    (Norman, The University of Oklahoma Press 2000)
  • "Structure and Fate in Suetonius' Galba,"
    Classical Journal 92 (1997) 167-173
  • "Polemius Silvius and Related Catalogues of Animal Sounds"
    Mnemosyne 53 (2000) 171-79
  • “Cambridge University Library L1 1 14, f. 46r-v: A Late Medieval Natural Scientist at Work”
    Neophilologus 86 (2002) 171-77
  • "Phidias' kallos kai megethos"
    Maia 55 (2003) 87-90
  • "Ut balatus ouis sic est rugire leonis: Medieval Composition and Modern Editing"
    Wiener Studien 117 (2004) 225-32
  • "The First Silent Reader of Latin Literature"
    Classical World 100 (2006) 43-44
  • "Pseudo–Suetoniana from London, British Library Old Kings 13 CIV, ff. 212v–213v"
    forthcoming in Rheinisches Museum