Pura's research interests are Greek language, literature and mythology, especially in Homer and in the archaic and Hellenistic periods. She is now also working on Philo of Alexandria.
Pura Nieto Hernández was born in Salamanca, Spain, where she attended the university as an undergraduate and graduate student. Both her degrees are in Classics (PhD 1990). She taught there between the years 1990-1994 before coming to Brown as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the academic year 1997-8. Since 1998 she has been a Lecturer in the department of Classics (Senior Lecturer since 2007). She teaches a variety of courses both in Greek and in translation. Her primary areas of research are Homer, the history of the Greek language, Greek literature and mythology. She also has a professional degree in piano from the conservatory of Valladolid, Spain.
PURA NIETO HERNANDEZ, Professional degree in Classics (Salamanca, Spain)
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