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In Brief


David is a writer, lecturer, theatre director, dramaturg and Fellow of Goodenough College, London.

He serves on the advisory board of The Transatlantic Forum for Education and Diplomacy (TFED), is an

accredited lecturer for the Arts Society, and is 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


Over the past twenty-five years, no-one has done more than Stuttard to keep classical Greek drama

alive on the English stage. Stuttard’s translations of Medea, The Bacchae and Lysistrata

are among the best contemporary performance texts of Greek plays.

Peter Thonemann, Literary Review


Nemesis demonstrates how readable and entertaining popular narrative ancient history can be.

Carol Atack, Times Literary Supplement


David also writes regular book reviews, and lectures widely on history and literature.


‘David has the rare gift of being able to bring history to life with enthusiasm and flair.

His lectures are always well received by a diverse range of audiences, who often comment

on the accessibility of his style as well as his vast scholarship.’

Freddie Matthews, Head of Adult Programmes, The British Museum


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

Recent, Current and Forthcoming


David’s most recent book, Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Fall of Athens was published by Harvard University Press in April 2018. Reviews include:

Stuttard's mastery of the ancient sources and his narrative exposition are dazzling throughout, bringing to singing life the mercurial, magnetic, passionate and persuasive personality of this still hugely controversial Athenian aristocrat of the fifth century BC.

Paul Cartledge

Nemesis is a rich and rewarding biography, as thorough as it is bracing and as measured as it is entertaining. Stuttard is to be praised for capturing the complexity of both the man and the world he lived in with such sensitivity and clarity.

Daisy Dunn, New Criterion

For more reviews of Nemesis, click here. David is currently working on Phoenix: Cimon and the Rise of Athens (also for HUP), exploring the Persian invasions of Greece, the emergence of the Athenian empire, and the fraught relationship between statesmen wishing to cement strong political and diplomatic relationships with other leading Greek states, and demagogues intent on ‘making Athens great again’ by ‘putting Athens first’ regardless of international fall-out.

Meanwhile Roman Mythology: A Traveller’s Guide from Troy to Tivoli, a companion to David’s T&H book on Greek mythology, and Looking at Ajax, the latest in Bloomsbury’s series on Greek drama, are published in August 2019. Looking at Agamemnon, has now been commissioned.

Throughout 2019 David continues to give lectures, gallery talks and workshops at museums and other venues throughout the UK. In May he took part in a colloquium, The Emotions of Medea, in Geneva, while in November he and Sam Moorhead will lead a Dean’s Seminar in Athens for Goodenough College. For dates of all future events and activities, please click here. You can contact David by clicking here and follow him on Twitter @davidstuttard.

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Books

Please click on any of the covers for more information.

Greek Mythology:

A Traveller’s Guide

(forthcoming)


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Published in 2019