David Wray

Associate Professor, Classics; Comparative Literature

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David Wray is the author of Catullus and the Poetics of Roman Manhood and coeditor of Seneca and the Self.  His current book project is Relation and Relatedness in Greek and Roman Epic.  His work focuses principally on ancient Hellenistic and Roman poetry, but his areas of interest also include early modern French drama and modern American poetry.  Issues and topics of his scholarship and teaching include the relations between philosophy and literature as well as psychological frameworks for understanding the representation of states of mind and feeling in literature.  He has worked with Fundamentals students on a wide range of texts, from the Bhagavad Gita, Homer, and Aristotle to Milton, Wittgenstein, and Kierkegaard.

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