Areas of Expertise
Bungard's work focuses on ways that humor opens different ways of understanding our world. He has focused particularly on the comedies of the Roman playwright Plautus.
Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
Bungard has published on humor and the Greek god Hermes. His recent work focuses on clever slaves in the comedies of Plautus.
Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Bungard has taught Latin courses on a variety of authors from Cicero to Vergil to Plautus. He teaches a First Year Seminar which explores the heroic temper of Greek and Roman heroes as well as a course that looks at different versions of civic engagement through a variety of Latin authors. He has also taught a variety of Classical civilization courses, including one on law in ancient Greece and Rome.
B.A., Denison University
M.A., Ohio State University
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Association Memberships (professional/educational)
Bungard is actively involved in the Indiana Classical Conference and Ohio Classical Conference, promoting the love of Greek and Roman language and culture in colleges and high schools.