Edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth

Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.



The new updated "Oxford Classical Dictionary" is one standard

reference-book of the profession in the fields of Ancient

History, Classical Studies and Mediterranean Antiquities.


Having just come out of the Press, and having been heavily

updated, the OCD is -at the moment- the most reliable synoptical

source on the issues of antiquity; Macedonia included.


Since the last edition (1970), a host of issues has been raised

and problems have been tackled and identified. In the course of

these 27 years, sources were examined thoroughly, and compared

and weighted by the members of the academic community.


New suggestions were proposed and older theories scrutinized,

the older data were reviewed in the light of new findings and

expert contributions. That is how the field works...


A number of books was published, expert articles submitted,

presentations made in the various fora. Discussions generated.

And Demosthenes' oratory was put aside, and Herodotos was

challenged, and bits and pieces of the 'puzzles' were fitted

together, and a balanced view had to be composed expressing the

consensus... until more items are provided: until the next time.


The new OCD reflects, in fact encapsulates, this process.


The academic views, as crystallised, as just printed, are now

available, provided in the following articles.