Edith Hall is a professor in the Classics Department and Centre for Hellenic Studies at King’s College London. After holding posts at universities including Oxford, Cambridge and Durham, Edith Hall took up a chair in Classics at King’s College London in 2012. She is also the consultant co-director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, chairman of the Gilbert Murray Trust, and patron of Northern Broadsides Theatre Company. She regularly contributes to BBC Radio and to television documentaries, and writes in the Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, the New York Review of Books and other periodicals. She has been consultant on numerous theatre productions at the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Royal Shakespeare Company and several theatres in the USA, Germany and Poland. She has published more than 20 books on diverse aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds and their continuing relevance.