Tom Harrison is Keeper of the Department of Greece and Rome at the British Museum, and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Classical Studies. He has broad interests in the history of the archaic and classical Greek and Persian worlds, and in the history of scholarship in these areas. His research has focussed on the reconstruction of past visions: the ways in which the Greeks understood and interacted with foreign peoples, how they understood the role of the divine in ordinary life, the historiographical vision of Herodotus, or the complex thought-worlds of scholars of antiquity from the nineteenth century through to today.