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In Brief


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

His Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Fall of Athens was published by Harvard University Press in April 2018.

Represented by Bill Hamilton at A.M. Heath (www.amheath.com), he is an accredited lecturer for the Arts Society.


‘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. Comments 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

To read more reviews of Nemesis, click here. Also for Harvard University Press David is currently working on Phoenix: Cimon and the Rise of Athens, exploring the tense years of the Persian invasions of Greece, the subsequent emergence of the Athenian empire, and the fraught relationship between statesmen, who wished to build on political and diplomatic relationships with other leading Greek states, and demagogues intent on ‘putting Athens first’ regardless of international fall-out. Meanwhile Roman Mythology: A Traveller’s Guide from Troy to Tivoli, the companion piece to David’s successful Thames and Hudson book on Greek mythology, and Looking at Ajax, the latest in Bloomsbury’s series on Greek drama, will be published later in 2019.

Throughout 2019 David will continue to give lectures, gallery talks and workshops at museums and other venues throughout the UK. In May he will take part in a colloquium on the emotions of Medea to be held in Geneva, while in November he will lead a Dean’s Seminar in Athens for Goodenough College with Sam Moorhead. 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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To be published

in 2019