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In Brief

With a background in classics and drama, David is a writer, who also works as a theatre director and dramaturg. His  Looking at Bacchae (Bloomsbury Press) and Greek Mythology: A Traveller’s Guide (Thames and Hudson) are due to be published in later this year. He is now working on Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Downfall of Athens for Harvard University Press and is delighted to be represented by Bill Hamilton at A.M. Heath (www.amheath.com).

‘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.’

Current World Archaeology

David also lectures widely on Classical history and literature. Feedback from his course on Greek drama at Cambridge’s Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer School includes:

I thank you for your incredible passion and magnificent capability of passing it on.

You have been THE professor par excellence for me.

Lucrezia Lucchesini, University of Pisa

To see David’s full biography, please click here.

Recent, Current and Forthcoming

David has recently had two new books published: Greek Mythology: A Traveller’s Guide from Mount Olympus to Troy (T&H) and Looking at Bacchae (Bloomsbury).

Professor Michael Scott describes Looking at Bacchae as ‘a series of fascinating angles, ideas and themes from some of the finest scholars currently working on Greek tragedy ... with [Stuttard’s] own lively and pulsating translation’.

Historian Bettany Hughes writes of Greek Mythology: ‘David Stuttard does the smart and enticing thing of taking the best – and strangest – of the Greek myths and helps us to both unpack them, and to live them, as the ancients themselves did...enchanting and life-enhancing.’

David is currently researching and writing his latest book, Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Downfall of Athens, for Harvard University Press, while being in the early stages of collating and editing essays for Looking at Antigone for Bloomsbury Academic Press.

A paperback edition of The Romans Who Shaped Britain came out in July and a Turkish edition of A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives was published in April. There are already South Korean and Dutch editions. Meanwhile, The British Museum Press is printing a second edition of 31BC: Antony, Cleopatra and the Fall of Egypt.

At the end of July, David directed his Bacchae at the National Trust’s Osterley House, while in October Fenella Fielding and Stephen Greif performed Blossom of Desire, David’s translations of Greek poetry at the St. James’ Theatre, London. In September he lectured on board The World as it sailed between Chania and Haifa. Throughout 2016 and 2017 David will continue to deliver workshops, stage events, and lecture on a range of subjects – from Greek Mythology to Roman Britain – at venues throughout the UK, including The British Museum and The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

For dates of all these events and activities, please click here. You can contact David by clicking here and follow him on Twitter @davidstuttard.



Please click on any of the covers for more information.

Greek Mythology:

A Traveller’s Guide


Alcibiades on a Hellenistic or Roman mosaic now in the museum at Sparta.