Bio and Research
Peter Osorio studies ancient Greek and Latin philosophy and literature. His research examines Roman responses to Greek philosophy in prose and poetry, and his interests are in philosophical method, epistemology, and ethics. He has published work on Cicero, ancient scepticism, Greek and Latin poetry, and early modern philosophical reception. His first book project is on Cicero’s textualization of the Hellenistic Academy’s social epistemology and attitudes towards testimony and authority. At the University of Toronto, Peter is working under the supervision of George Boys-Stones on a series of papers relating to a second book project, on the methodological uses of the epistolary form in such authors as Epicurus, Seneca, and pseudonymous Socratics and Platonists.
Before coming to Toronto as a Loeb Postdoctoral Fellow, 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.
Plato, Hellenistic and Roman philosophy, Latin literature