Juan Francisco Mesa Sanz is Professor of Classical Languages at the University of Alicante and speciliazes in Latin Linguistics (El deseo y el subjuntivo. Análisis de los actos de habla optativos en la lengua latina, 1999), Classical tradition, and Medieval literature (he is the author of several works on Curial i Güelfa, Inca Garcilaso, Raúl Zurita or the influence of Classical letters in German philosophy of the first half of the 20th c.). His main line of research in the last decade revolves around medieval Latin lexicography (Prometeo Project /2009/042, ISIC/2012/022 and PrometeoII/2014/018). He is the PI for the Corpus Documentale Latinum Valencie (CODOLVA), a project that (part of ISIC-IVITRA) has been recognized as a member of the Red de Excelencia Corpus Documentale Latinum Hispaniarum – CODOLHISP (FFI2016-81889-REDT). He is the author of the first translation of Macrobius´s Saturnales into Spanish (Akal 2009). He has participated in several projects related to the study of the Roman city of Caesaraugusta (Forum Museum, Thermae, Fluvial Port, Theater) and is the Vice Director of the project “Héroes y Damas de La Alcudia”. Several of these projects have resulted in important publications dealing with the paleochristian sarcophagus of Santa Engracia (Zaragoza), graphemes and sounds in the Forum of Caesaraugusta, the La Alcudia Bronze, etc. He is currently the Dean of the College of Letters and the University of Alicante.