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Bungard, Christopher

Associate Professor - Classical Studies
Classical Studies


Jordan Hall - 206B

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

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 Text and Ideas course that looks at different versions of civic engagement through a variety of Latin authors. He is developing through a grant from the NEH a First Year Seminar that will explore humor across time and across the globe. 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

Recipient of an NEH Enduring Questions Grant to develop an FYS course on humor.

Association Memberships (professional/educational)
Bungard is actively involved in the Indiana Classical Conference, promoting the love of Greek and Roman language and culture in colleges and high schools.