Javier DE HOZ

Javier DE HOZ

Professor of Greek Philology
Complutensis University

Javier de Hoz was Professor of Greek Philology at the Universities of Seville (l967-l969), Salamanca (l969-1989) and Complutensis from Madrid (1989-2010), Emeritus since 2010. He has given lectures and seminars in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the United States, France, Britain, Italy and Portugal. Of them can be highlighted Vortrag in memoriam Rudolf Thurneysen l988 (University of Bonn) conference in Hommage Rendu à Michel Lejeune, organized by the Institute of France, inaugural conference 12th International Congress of Celtic Studies (Aberystwyth), and a course as visiting professor at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Sorbonne). He is on the editorial board of several journals, patronus of the Foundación Pastor of Classical Studies, foreign member of the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Etruschi ed Italici (Florence), and chairman of the Committee for International Colloquia on Palaeohispanic Languages and Cultures. He is the author, alone or in collaboration, of six books (1974, 1979, 1987, 1996, 2010, 2011) and about two hundred articles in research journals. Their fundamental interests are Greek philology  —particularly the Archaic period, epigraphy and tragedy—, the ancient languages ​​of the Mediterranean with particular attention to the Far West, the history of writing and the ethnolinguistics of the ancient world.


Selected publications:


J. de Hoz (2010), Historia lingüística de la Península Ibérica en la antigüedad.I. Preliminares y mundo meridional prerromano, Madrid.

J. de Hoz (2011), Historia lingüística de la Península Ibérica en la antigüedad.II. El mundo ibérico prerromano y la indoeuropeización, Madrid.



J. de Hoz (2001), “Hacia una tipología de la lengua ibérica”, in: F. Villar and M.ª P. Alvarez (eds.), Religión, lengua y cultura prerromanas de Hispania. Actas del VIII Coloquio Internacional sobre Lenguas y Culturas Prerromanas de la Península Ibérica, Salamanca, 335-62.  

J. de Hoz (2004), “De cómo los protogriegos crearon el griego y los pregriegos lo aprendieron”, in: Lenguas en contacto de la Antigüedad a la Edad Moderna, Madrid, 35-56.

J. de Hoz (2004), “La recepción de la escritura fenicia consonántica en Grecia”, in: La escritura y el libro en el mundo antiguo, Madrid, 37-54. 

J. de Hoz (2008), “A Celtic personal name on an Etruscan inscription from Ensérune, previously considered Iberian (MLH B.1.2b)”, in J. L. García-Alonso (ed.), Celtic and other languages in Ancient Europe, Salamanca, 17-27.

J. de Hoz (2010), “La variété des écritures au VIIe siècle”, in: La Mediterranée au VIIe siecle av. J.-C (Essais d’analyses archéologiques), Paris, 59-90.

J. de Hoz (2013), “A Celtiberian inscription from the Rainer Daehnhardt collection and the problem of the Celtiberian genitive plural”, in: J. L. García Alonso (ed.), Continental Celtic Word Formation. Onomastic Data, Salamanca, 51-62.

J. de Hoz (2015), “L’écriture aprés l’économie? Peuples et réponses”, in: R. Roure (ed.), Contacts et Acculturations en Méditerranée occidentale. Hommages à Michel Bats, Aix-en-Provence, 501-510.