Peter Osorio Joins the University of Maryland, College Park

August 30, 2023 by Department of Classics

We wish our most heartfelt congratulations to Peter Osorio on his new position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Peter joined the University of Toronto in July 2021 as a Loeb Classical Library Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and worked under the supervision of Professor George Boys-Stones on a series of papers on the methodological uses of the epistolary form in such authors as Epicurus, Seneca, and pseudonymous Socratics and Platonists.

The Loeb Classical Library was established in 1912 by banker and philanthropist James Loeb. He endowed the Library’s income beyond that needed for its maintenance and enhancement to support “special research at home and abroad in the province of Archaeology and of Greek and Latin Literature." Since 1934, the Library has been co-published with Harvard University.

Before coming to Toronto, Peter worked as a visiting lecturer in philosophy at the University of Rochester, and in classics and philosophy at Cornell University where he also received his PhD in 2020. Previously, he earned a post-baccalaureate certificate in 2014 in classical languages from the University of Pennsylvania, and BA in economics and classical studies from Dartmouth College in 2010.

At the University of Maryland, Peter will teach courses in ancient Greek and Latin alongside courses in translation on ancient intellectual traditions and literature. 

Congratulations, Peter!