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With a background in classics and drama, David is a writer and lecturer, who also works as a director, theatre dramaturg and workshop leader. To see his full biography, please click here.

Current World Archaeology writes: ‘David Stuttard is a classicist well-known for translating and directing Greek plays. His career represents an admirable commitment to popularising classical culture and making it accessible to new non-specialist audiences.’

In 2014, David has published two books: Looking at Medea (‘a wonderfully accessible guide to a dazzling play’, Pat Easterling) and A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives (‘compelling, sympathetic, revelatory and charismatic – a vital volume’ Bettany Hughes). He is currently editing Looking at Bacchae and has recently embarked on a book on Greek mythology to be published by Thames and Hudson. Both will be published in 2016.

Recent, Current and Forthcoming

David’s A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives is now out from Thames and Hudson, and he will be speaking about the book at several festivals throughout Autumn 2014 as well as into 2015.

These include Sheffield’s ‘Off the Shelf’ Festival, and the Heffers Classics Festival, where he will also be discussing the CD which he devised for aod of newly-composed songs inspired by Sappho with readings of her poetry by performers including Fenella Fielding.

This has been described as ‘charismatic, sensuous, sublime: a lyrical delight’ (Bettany Hughes). Click here to go to the dedicated page and hear one of the songs. The CD can be ordered from

Also in 2014 David will talk at the British Museum (‘Fifth-Century BC Athens in Five Objects’) and the Ashmolean Museum, as well as running classical drama workshops in Scotland.

In 2015 he will be teaching at The University of Cambridge’s Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer School at Madingley Hall, as well as an Autumn weekend course based on A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives. For dates of all these events and activities, please click here.

You can contact David by clicking here and follow him on Twitter @davidstuttard.