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  • Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultures
  • Coördinator, Religious Studies Program, World Languages and Cultures
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Current Courses

Fall 2020

  • CL CV 155-001
    Classical Mythology
  • CL CV 1550-001
    Classical Mythology
  • GREEK 201-001
    Intrm Class Grk I
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)
  • GREEK 2010-001
    Intrm Class Grk I
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)
  • GREEK 3610-001
    Third Year Prose
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)
  • GREEK 4610-001
    Fourth Year Prose
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)
  • LATIN 201-001
    Intrm Classical Latin I
  • LATIN 2010-001
    Intrm Classical Latin I
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)

Spring 2020

Courses I Teach

  • CL CV 1550 - Classical Mythology
    Hercules! The Minotaur! Mars and Venus! The Trojan horse, the golden age, Pandora’s box…. This lecture class leads students through some highlights from the ancient tales, and how those stories have been told and interpreted so fruitfully for so long and around the world. Professor Wynne’s version will give some extra emphasis to how ancient philosophers, scientists, and even Christian theologians, used the myths to help make sense of life.
  • CL CV 1590 - The Romans
    An introduction to the ancient Romans and their world, with attention (among other things) to their history, literature, philosophy, visual arts, religion, science, and engineering. You will read in English both selected ancient texts and a modern history textbook. Lecture format, assessed by exams.
  • CL CV 4550 - Ancient Religion and Mythology
    CL CV 4550 is taught on various topics. I have taught it as a class on Augustine of Hippo, the most prominent Christian thinker in the Latin-speaking of the Roman empire. We read his Confessions, an autobiography, spiritual classic, and philosophy of life, the universe, and everything, using this book as our guide for a tour of the religious world of the late Roman empire.
  • Greek 1010 / 1020 - Beginning Classical and New Testament Greek
    Introductory language class, meeting four times a week. You learn primarily the classical dialect of ancient Greek, which allows you to read the literature of ancient Athens, which includes philosophers like Plato or Aristotle, historians like Herodotus and Thucydides, or poets and dramatists like Homer and Sophocles. Knowing classical Greek, you can read, and easily acquire a specific knowledge of, New Testament and early Christian Greek, to read the Bible in the original. After this class, you are ready for Intermediate Greek, Greek 2010/2020.
  • Greek 2010 / 2020 - Intermediate Greek
    In Intermediate Greek we read together ancient Greek texts in the original, reviewing and improving your knowledge of the language.
  • Greek 3610 / 3620 / 3620 / 4620 - Advanced Greek Prose / Poetry
    We read selected ancient Greek texts in the original, translating and commenting on them together, alongside modern scholarship. Students write a final paper, and take midterms on comprehension and interpretation of the text.
  • Latin 3610 / 3620 / 4610 / 4620 - Advanced Latin Prose / Poetry
    We read selected Latin texts in the original, translating and commenting on them together, alongside modern scholarship. Students write a final paper, and take midterms on comprehension and interpretation of the text.