Leave it to Wolfe to combine myth, fantasy, classical literature, and genetic engineering. Those make up two more stories in Endangered Species (the Wolfe collection I'm reading); The Woman Who Loved the Centaur Pholus and The Woman the Unicorn Loved.
There are several funny lines of dialogue. Our hero, Professor Anderson (professor of classical literature), is speaking to an Army colonel who says, "Who do you think the leader was if you were in my shoes?" Anderson replies, "If I were in your shoes I'd probably be wrong about a lot of other things too." In another exchange, a student says to Anderson, who has just done a Sherlock Holmes-style inductive reasoning show, "you ought to have been a detective." "Yes, anything but this," he replies.
There's even a G K Chesterson reference in The Woman the Unicorn Loved.