Born in Alexandria, though originally from the Lemnian village of Kornos, Dimitris Plantzos is currently a professor of classical archeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a degree in history and archaeology from Athens, and a master’s degree and doctorate in classical archaeology from the University of Oxford. He is the author of several academic publications in Greece and abroad, on topics of ancient Greek art, archaeological theory, and cultural studies. In the past, he has worked as a curator of collections and exhibitions at the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, and has taught at the Universities of Oxford, Peloponnese, Ioannina, and the Hellenic Open University.

His books have appeared through Oxford University Press in England, Wiley-Blackwell in the USA, and Katarti, Alexandria, Eikostos Protos, and Nefeli in Greece. Two more of his books have been published by Kapon Editions in Athens: Greek art and archeology, 1200-30 BC (2016), and The Art of Painting in Ancient Greece (2018). Both are also distributed by Lockwood Press (Atlanta, GA) in the USA.