Jaime Siles

Jaime Siles (Valencia, 1951). PhD in Classical Philology from the University of Salamanca. Fellow of the Juan March Foundation, he studied at the University of Tübingen under the direction of Antonio Tovar. Later worked as a researcher contracted in the Department of Linguistics of the University of Cologne, where he collaborated with Jürgen Untermann in the writing of Monumenta Linguarum Hispanicarum. From 1976 to 1980 he was professor of Latin Philology at the University of Salamanca; from 1980 to 1982, by opposition, in that of Alcalá de Henares. In 1983 he obtained the chair of Latin Philology at the University of La Laguna (Tenerife). That same year he was appointed Director of the Spanish Institute of Culture in Vienna and Cultural Attaché at the Spanish Embassy in Austria, where he ceased –at his own request– in November 1990. Honorary Professor of the University of Vienna (1984-1986); Gastprofessor of the University of Graz (1985); Gastprofessor of the University of Salzburg (1986); Visiting Professor, University of Madison-Wisconsin (1989); Visiting Professor of the University of Bergamo (1990); Professor of the University of Bern (1990 and 1991); Ordentlicher Professor of the University of St. Gallen (1989 – 2002) whose Faculty of Cultural Sciences has been dean (1997-1998); Visiting Professor of Turin (1996); Visiting Professor at the University of Geneva (2000-1 and 2011-12); (2011), the Université Blaise Pascal de Clermont-Ferrand (2012), the Université d’Orléans (2013), and the Université Marne-la-Vallée (2014) ). He is currently Professor of Latin Philology at the University of Valencia, President of the Spanish Society of Classical Studies, director of the Classroom of Classical Studies of the Institution Alfonso El Magnánimo of the Diputación de Valencia and director of the Department of Classical Philology of the University of Valencia . He has been editorial secretary of the Revista de Occidente and Cultural Advisor at the Permanent Representation of Spain to the Office of the United Nations. In 1973 he won the Ocnos Prize; In 1983, the Prize of the Critic of Valencian Country and the Prize of the National Criticism; In 1989, the Loewe International Prize of Poetry; And in 1998 the 1st International Generation Award of the 27th. In 2003 she was awarded the Teresa de Ávila Prize and, in 2004, with the Biennial Prize for Valencian Letters, awarded both to her work as a whole. He has also received the José Hierro National Poetry Prize in 2008, the International Poetry Prize City of Torrevieja also in 2008 and the Tiflos Prize. (1976), and Extraordinary Prize of Doctorate (1976), has been distinguished with the Order of the Civil Merit Order (RD of June 23, 1990), the Great Cross of Honor for services rendered to the Republic of Austria (1991) and with the Silver Medal of Emigration (2003). Academic Number of the Royal Academy of Valencian Culture, Corresponding Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos (2001) and Corresponding Academician of the Real Academy of History (2005). In 2013 the City Council of Valencia has named him Favorite Son of the City and the University of Clermond-Ferrant made him an Honorary Doctor. As a multidisciplinary researcher, he has worked in various fields such as the prelatine epigraphy of the Iberian Peninsula, classical greco-Latin poetry, poetry and Spanish painting of the Golden Age, contemporary European and Latin American poetry, the relations between writing and painting since Classic Antiquity (Classical Greek, Latin, modern Greek, French, Italian, Catalan, Portuguese, English, and German). He is the author of 36 books of poems – several of them translated into other languages; 14 test and research books; 20 translations; 9 editions; 144 scientific articles; 25 prologues; And more than a thousand book reviews.