IDD will have two parts: Part I (hereafter called IDD), while not excluding earlier periods, will focus on the pre-Hellenistic periods of the first millennium BCE. It will come as a three-volume dictionary, comprising introductory essays, dictionary entries, and plates, bibliography, and indices.
A/1. Regional lead articles
A/2. Issues of methodology and procedure
Lemma definition and structure
Visual identities and names: icon types, role labels, individually-named deities
The status of images and visual representation in the study of religions of the
List of contributors
List of entries
General introduction and basic concepts
Dictionary entries (ca. 280 articles)
IDD I is scheduled to be completed in 2009.
Part II, co-ordinated by Prof. Fritz Graf, Ohio State University (Columbus, OH), will cover the Hellenistic and Roman periods.