THE OXFORD CLASSICAL DICTIONARY (3rd edition)
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.