David Hernández de la Fuente


Born in Madrid in1974. BA in Classical Philology, BA in Hispanic Philology and Bachelor in Law. PhD in Classical Philology (2005) and PhD in Social History (2011). Currently Hernandez de la Fuente is Full Professor of Greek Philology at the Department of Classics at Complutense University of Madrid. He has been Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universität Potsdam (Germany), Saint Louis University (Madrid Campus) and UNED. He has been visiting scholar or lecturer at Columbia University, Università di Firenze, CNRS (Paris), Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin), Université Paris-X Nanterre, Freie Universität Berlin and Université d'Artois, among other institutions.

Hernandez de la Fuente has received awards such as the Prize of the Pastor Foundation for Classical Studies (2005) to his dissertation in Classical Philology or the Burgen Scholarship Award of the Academia Europaea (2014), and several grants and prestigious fellowships –“Juan de la Cierva” (2005), “Jose Castillejo” (2007), “Alexander von Humboldt” (2009), “Ramón y Cajal” (2011), “Beatriu Pinós” (2011), etc.–; and he has led, as principal investigator, numerous research projects with public funding, participating as a collaborator on many other at a regional, national and european level.

He is member of editorial boards of several journals and collections of monographs and participates in several research groups (ISTA, GIRPAM, Vera et falsa Historia, Potestas, Nomos, Koinonia, etc.).

Research focus

  • Literature and Society in Late Antiquity (especially Nonnus and his so-called School)
  • Greek Religion and Mythology (especially Oracles, Dionysism and Pythagoreanism)
  • History of Platonism (especially Laws and Neoplatonism)

Publishing topics

  • Late Antique Greek Poetry
  • Nonnus and his so-called School
  • Oracles
  • Dionysus and Pythagoreanism
  • Plato’s Laws
  • Neoplatonism


  • Prize of the Pastor Foundation for Classical Studies (2005)
  • Burgen Scholarship Award of the Academia Europaea (2014)


  • Sociedad Española de Estudios Clásicos
  • Sociedad Española de Bizantinística
  • Sociedad Española de Retórica
David Hernández de la Fuente

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Publikationen von David Hernández de la Fuente

Holiness, Charisma and Leadership in the Graeco-Roman World
Potsdamer altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge, Band 84