David Hernández de la Fuente is Professor of Greek Philology at the Complutense University of Madrid. He specializes in Cultural History of Antiquity and his main research lines are Religion and Greek Mythology (especially Oracles, Dionysus and Pythagoreanism), Late Antique Greek and Early Byzantine Literature (Nonnus, Nonnian School), Classical Tradition and History of Platonism (Laws and Neoplatonism). Before joining the Department of Classics at Complutense University, he has been researcher and instructor in Madrid at the Carlos III University, Saint Louis University and National Distance Education Universities and in Brandenburg, at the University of Potsdam. He has received research distinctions, such as the “Fundación Pastor” Award for Classical Studies (2005), the Humboldt-Forschungsstipendium (2009), the Burgen Scholarship Award from the Academia Europaea (2014). He is the author of several books on Classics, such as "El despertar del alma. Dioniso y Ariadna: mito y misterio" (2017), "Breve historia de Bizancio" (2014), "Oráculos griegos" (2008) or "Bakkhos Anax. Un estudio sobre Nono de Panópolis (2008) and of many articles and book chapters such as:

  • Neoplatonism and Poetics in Ancient Greek and Byzantine Literature, S. Sperl and Y. Dedes (eds.), Faces of the Infinite. Neoplatonism and Poetics at the Confluence of Africa, Asia and Europe. London, Proceedings of the British Academy (forthcoming)
  • The awakening of Ariadne in Nonnus: a deliberate metaphor, in F. Doroszewski & K. Jazdzewska (eds.), Nonnus of Panopolis in Context III: Old Questions and New Perspectives, Brill's Late Antique Literature A Supplement to Mnemosyne, Brill, Leiden 2020, 226-247. ISBN: 978-90-04-44325-9
  • A Dionysian μετάνοια? The ‘Good’ Indians as ‘Secret Converts’ in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca, in Kröll, N. (ed.) Myth, Religion, Tradition, and Narrative in Late Antique Greek Poetry (Wiener Studien, Beiheft 41), Wien, Verlag der ÖAW, 2020, 25-42. ISBN 978-3-7001-8584-0
  • The Quest for Nonnus’ Life: from scholarship to fiction, in H. Bannert and N. Kröll (eds.), Nonnus of Panopolis in Context II, Leiden/Boston, Brill 2018, 355-373. ISBN 9789004341197
  • The Influence of Nonnus on Baroque and Modern Literature, in D. Accorinti (ed.) Brill’s Companion to Nonnus of Panopolis, Leiden/Boston, Brill 2016, 714-754. ISBN 9789004310117
  • Poetry and Philosophy at the Boundaries of Byzantium (5th-7th Centuries), in A. De Francisco Heredero, D. Hernández de la Fuente, S. Torres Prieto (eds.), New Perspectives on Late Antiquity in the Eastern Roman Empire. Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2014, 81-100. ISBN 978-1-4438-6395-7
  • The Poet And The Forger: On Nonnus’ False Biography by Constantine Simonides, in J. Martínez (ed.), Fakes and Forgers of Classical Literature. Ergo decipiatur!, Brill, Leiden 2013, 59-72. ISBN 9789004266414
  • Neoplatonic Form and Content in Nonnus. Towards a New Reading of Nonnian Poetics, in K. Spanoudakis (ed.), Nonnus of Panopolis in Context. Poetry and Cultural Milieu in Late Antiquity, Berlin, De Gruyter 2014, 229-250. ISBN 978-3-11-033937-6
  • Dionysos and Christ as Parallel Figures in Late Antiquity, in A. Bernabé, M. Herrero et al. (eds.), Redefining Dionysos, Berlin, De Gruyter 2013, 462-485. ISBN: 978-3- 11-030132-8
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