This series, via an extensive process of analysis and assessment shows conclusively that when looking at the broader picture:
1. the cult of Artemis qualifies as a religion in its own right;
2. that the Greek perception of Artemis demonstrates a significant correlation between Artemis and βíος, the way of life;
3. that she was a goddess who not only started and ended life but also kept it on track throughout its span, keeping it within defined boundaries and pruning out errant individuals and societies – generally preserving and maintaining life in balance.
The series consists of several volumes; the first addresses the diverse imagery of Artemis; the second addresses the cult practices; and the third addresses the perceived active role of Artemis. The concluding section of volume 3 summarises the findings, both similarities and differences, to demonstrate the level of support that exists for the thesis that Artemis was essentially a life power.