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Sam Flores

Assistant Professor

Address: Randolph Hall 306C
Phone: 843.953.1998
E-mail: floresso@cofc.edu



Education

Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2013

M.A., Ohio State University, 2008

B.A., John Carroll University, 2007


Research Interests

Ancient Philosophy, especially Plato; Greek Political Thought; Greek History and Historiography; Slavery in the Ancient World.


Courses Taught

Ancient Greek (GREK) at all levels

Latin (LATN) at all levels        

Classics in translation (CLAS): "Slavery in Greece and Rome," “Greek Civilization,” "Classical Mythology," “Comedy," "Reading and Writing the Peloponnesian War" (senior research seminar)


Publications

Articles

2019. "Returning to the Heavens: Plato's Socrates on Anaxagoras and Nature." Apeiron: A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science. (forthcoming, available online ahead of print)
2018. “The Development of Critias in Plato’s Dialogues.” Classical Philology 113.2: 162-188.

Reviews

2018. Review of D. Stuttard, Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Fall of Athens (Harvard UP, 2018), Bryn Mawr Classical Review (http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2018/2018-09-15.html).
2017. Review of J. Sallis, The Figure of Nature: On Greek Origins (Indianapolis UP, 2016), Bryn Mawr Classical Review (http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2017/2017-04-28.html).

Conference Papers, Presentations, and Panels

2017. "O Athenian Stranger. Xenoi and Philosophic Xenia in Plato's Dalogues." 10th Celtic Conference in Classics, Montreal, Quebec.
2017. Paper Respondent. Y. Dominick, "Among the Men and Boys: Philosophy and Masculinity in Plato's Lysis." 17th Annual Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society, Waco, TX.
2016. “Socrates and Anaxagoras: Plato’s Criticism of Anaxagorean Physics,” 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York, NY.
2015. “Images of Food and Feasting in Plato’s Republic,” 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York, NY.
2015. “Philosophy as a Reinterpretation of Poetry in Plato’s Republic,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, New Orleans, LA.
2014. “Who Corrupts the Youth? Pericles and Socrates in Plato’s Protagoras and Gorgias,” 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York, NY.
2014. “Herodotus’ Critique of Solon’s Political Action,” Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Waco, TX.
2913. “Socrates’ Anti-Periclean History of Philosophy in Plato’s Protagoras” Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Iowa City, IA.
2013. “The Identity of Critias in Plato’s Timaeus-Critias,” 13th Annual Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society, South Bend, IN.
2012. “Solon and the Rhetoric of Philosophy in Plato’s Dialogues” Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Baton Rouge, LA.
2011. “Croesus the Philosopher-King: Wisdom and Kingship in Herodotus and Plato,” Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Grand Rapids, MI.
2010. “Channeling Plato: Light, Vision, and Intermediacy in Apuleius’ Demonology” Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Oklahoma City, OK.

Professional Blog Posts

2019. "Classics and Pop Music: Classical Allusions and Literary Techniques in the Music of Jay-Z." Society for Classical Studies Blog (https://classicalstudies.org/node/31745)
2018. "Teaching Ancient Slavery in the South." Society for Classical Studies Blog (https://classicalstudies.org/node/30010)


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