Dimitris Plantzos is a classical archaeologist, educated at Athens and Oxford. He is the author of various papers and books on Greek art and archaeology, archaeological theory and classical reception. His Greek-language textbook on Greek Art and Archaeology, first published in 2011 by Kapon Editions, was published in 2016 in English by American publishers Lockwood Press in Atlanta, Georgia. He was also co-editor of the volume A Singular Antiquity. Archaeology and Hellenic Identity in 20th century Greece (published in Athens in 2008) and the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Greek Art (published in 2012). His more recent books are The Recent Future, a study of archaeological biopolitics in contemporary Greece published in 2016 by Athenian publisher Nefeli Editions, and a study of ancient Greek painting just published by Kapon Editions.
He is co-director of the Argos Orestikon Excavation Project; he teaches classical archaeology and reception at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.