Dimitris Plantzos studied Classical Archaeology at Athens and Oxford. He is the author of Hellenistic Engraved Gems (Oxford 1999) and has published a number of papers on Greek art and archaeology. Recently he published a modern-Greek translation of the Imagines by Philostratus the Elder, with introduction and commentary. His recent research focuses on theoretical approaches to Classical culture and the history of Greek archaeology in the 19th and 20th centuries. He has taught Classical art and archaeology at the Universities of Oxford, Peloponnese, and Ioannina, the Hellenic Open University, and the International Center for Greek and Mediterranean Studies (DI.K.E.ME.S.). He is currently teaching at the University of Athens.