Sam Flores

Associate Professor

Address: Randolph Hall 306D
Phone: 843.953.5713

Dr. Flores is on sabbatical leave during the 2023-24 academic year.


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 and Racism in Greece and Rome"; “Greek Civilization”; "Classical Mythology"; “Comedy"; "Greek Myth and Religion" (study abroad); "Reading and Writing the Peloponnesian War" (senior research seminar)

History (HIST): "Ancient Greece"



2022. “Philosopher-Strangers: Xenia and Panhellenism in Plato’s Laws.” Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought 39.2: 237-260.

2020. "Returning to the Heavens: Plato's Socrates on Anaxagoras and Nature." Apeiron: A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science 53.2: 123-146.

2018. “The Development of Critias in Plato’s Dialogues.” Classical Philology 113.2: 162-188.


2018. Review of D. Stuttard, Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Fall of Athens (Harvard UP, 2018), Bryn Mawr Classical Review (
2017. Review of J. Sallis, The Figure of Nature: On Greek Origins (Indianapolis UP, 2016), Bryn Mawr Classical Review (

Professional Blog Posts

2020. (Contributor) Pandey, Nandini, “What Parts of Classics Would We Choose To Preserve for the Future?” Society for Classical Studies Blog. (
2020. “Creating a Coalition to Empower Classicists of Color.” Society for Classical Studies Blog. (
2019. "Classics and Pop Music: Classical Allusions and Literary Techniques in the Music of Jay-Z." Society for Classical Studies Blog (
2018. "Teaching Ancient Slavery in the South." Society for Classical Studies Blog (

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