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Do you have any questions about Herodotus, his work, the world he lived in, the remarkable stories he tells, or extravagant customs he describes in the Histories? You might be a high-school student or an advanced scholar, a casual reader of Herodotus’ work or a researcher in another field grappling with the Histories for the first time: we welcome questions from any degree of expertise or acquaintance with this endlessly fascinating but challenging ancient author and his work.

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