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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 is also a course tutor at The University of Cambridge, and 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 (Thames and Hudson) and Looking at Bacchae (Bloomsbury Press).

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 his latest book, Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Downfall of Athens, for Harvard University Press.

Meanwhile, a paperback edition of The Romans Who Shaped Britain comes out in July and Turkish edition of A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives has recently been published, joining South Korean and Dutch editions which were published last year.

Throughout 2016 David will be continuing to deliver workshops on Greek drama, stage events and lecture on a range of subjects – from Greek drama to Roman Britain – at venues throughout the UK. These include the British Museum, London (with lectures on Power Games or the Greek Olympics, Athens’ Sicilian Expedition, Cleopatra, and the Fall of Rome) 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.