Samuel Ortencio Flores is the Derrick K. Gondwe Visiting Scholar and Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Gettysburg College. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from The Ohio State University and his B.A. from John Carroll University. His dissertation focuses on Plato’s employment and adaptation of Solon as a powerful rhetorical figure vis-à-vis the establishment of his own practice of philosophy in fourth-century Athens. Through Solon, it examines how Plato incorporated earlier literary and intellectual trends into his philosophic writing. Samuel’s current research projects include a study of political theory and practice in Herodotus’ Histories
and a study of political rhetoric and ideology in Plato’s Timaeus-Critias
dialogues. His teaching interests include Greek and Latin at all levels, ancient philosophy, ancient history, and Classical drama and poetry.