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Department of History and Archaeology


Professor of Classical Archaeology

Dimitris Plantzos holds a first degree in history and archaeology (Athens), and a M.Phil and a D.Phil in classical archaeology (both at Lincoln College, Oxford). After a three-year British Academy post-doctoral fellowship at Oxford, he returned to Athens where he worked as curator at the Ilias Lalaounis Jewerly Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art. Before joining the Department of History and Archaeology in Athens, he taught classical archaeology at the University of Peloponnese (Kalamata) and the University of Ioannina. He is a member of the Society of Antiquaries of London, as well as a member of the advisory board of the Journal of Greek Media and Culture and Ex Novo. Journal of Archaeology.

Research interests

  • Greek archaeology
  • Greek and Roman visual culture
  • Archaeological theory and history of the discipline
  • Modern receptions of the classical world
  • Cultural studies

Select publications

  • Greek art and archaeology, 1200-30 BC. Athens and Atlanta 2016: Kapon Editions and Lockwood Press.
  • The Archaeologies of the Classical. Revising the Empiricist Canon. Athens 2014: Eikostos Protos (in Greek).
  • A Companion to Greek Art. Malden and Oxford 2012: Wiley-Blackwell (ed., with T.J. Smith).

Most of his publications may be found on