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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.’

David’s A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives (described by historian Bettany Hughes as ‘compelling, sympathetic, revelatory and charismatic – a vital volume’) comes out in September 2014.

He has recently embarked on a book on Greek mythology to be published by Thames and Hudson in 2016.

Recent, Current and Forthcoming

Looking at Medea (‘A wonderfully accessible guide to a dazzling play. David Stuttard's introduction and translation, along with critical essays by twelve different scholars, offer richly varied ways of looking at Medea’, Pat Easterling, editor The Cambridge Companion to Greek Theatre) is now out. To read David’s introduction together with the first essay (Murder in the Family – Medea and Others by Professor Jasper Griffin), please click here or on the book cover to the right. David has recently signed a contract with Bloomsbury Press to produce Looking at Bacchae, due out in 2016.

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

In 2013, David devised and directed a CD for aod of newly-composed songs inspired by Sappho with readings of her poetry by performers including Fenella Fielding: ‘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

Later in 2014 David will talk at the British Museum, the Ashmolean Museum, Heffers Classics Festival and literary festivals in Ilkley and Sheffield, and take part in a Classics in the City event at London’s City Hall in September. For dates and details please click here.

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