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Francisco Rodríguez Adrados (born 29 March 1922) is a Spanish Hellenist, linguist and translator. He worked most of his career at the Complutense University of Madrid. He is a member of the Real Academia Española and Real Academia de la Historia.

CareerEdit

Rodríguez Adrados was born on 29 March 1922 in Salamanca.[1] He studied classical philology at the University of Salamanca, where he obtained a degree in 1944. He later obtained a doctor in classical philology from the Complutense University of Madrid. Rodríguez Adrados became a teacher of Greek at the Instituto Cardenal Cisneros in Madrid in 1949. Two years later, he became a professor at the University of Barcelona and the next year, he moved to the Complutense University of Madrid, where he worked until his retirement.[2]

He has worked as a translator of Ancient Greek and Sanskrit texts.[1] He is considered to be an expert on Ancient Greek.[3][4]

AwardsEdit

For his work on the Diccionario Griego-Español, Rodríguez Adrados received the Prize of the de la Aristotle Onassis Foundation in 1989.[5]

He was elected to Seat d of the Real Academia Española on 21 June 1990, he took up his seat on 28 April 1991.[1] Four years later he became a corresponding member of the Academia Argentina de Letras.[2][6] He was elected a foreign member of the Academy of Athens in 2003.[7]

Rodríguez Adrados was elected to medalla nº 3 of the Real Academia de la Historia on 23 May 2003 and took up his seat on 22 February 2004.[2] In 2012, he won the Premio Nacional de las Letras Españolas.[5] In 2014, he was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Panama.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Francisco Rodríguez Adrados" (in Spanish). Real Academia Española. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "D. Francisco RODRÍGUEZ ADRADOS" (in Spanish). Real Academia de la Historia. Archived from the original on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Rodríguez Adrados afirma que existe un cierto menosprecio por la lengua y la literatura" (in Spanish). El País. 29 April 1991. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  4. ^ Miguel Ángel Trenas (1 May 1991). "Francisco Rodríguez Adrados: la cultura de la imagen abruma al ciudadano" (in Spanish). La Vanguardia. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Francisco Rodríguez Adrados, Premio Nacional de las Letras Españolas 2012" (in Spanish). ABC. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Nómina de los académicos correspondientes residentes en el extranjero" (in Spanish). Academia Argentina de Letras. Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Members of the Second Section". Academy of Athens. Archived from the original on 11 April 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.