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Esther Eidinow is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Bristol. Before becoming an academic, she worked for 10 years in the field of scenarios, writing for a diverse range of companies and organisations, including Shell Intl, UNAIDS, and the World Economic Forum. As an ancient historian she works on ancient Greek culture and society, with a particular interest in magic, religion and myth, and in using interdisciplinary approaches, especially anthropological and cognitive theories, to explore ancient evidence. She publishes on themes in ancient history, but also on questions relating to modern concerns with uncertainty and risk, and is currently running an AHRC-funded network 'Fate, Luck, and Fortune: Narratives of Environmental Risk', which looks at the role of agency in narratives from across time and place. Her books include Oracles, Curses, and Risk among the Ancient Greeks (OUP, 2007) and Luck, Fate, and Fortune: Antiquity and its Legacy (I.B. Tauris, 2011), and, most recently, Envy, Poison and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens (OUP, 2016).