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In Brief

David is a writer, theatre director and dramaturg. His Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Downfall of Athens will be published by Harvard University Press in April 2018. He 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

‘David Stuttard is a recognized expert at making the ancient Greek world

come alive for modern audiences.’

Robin Waterfield, author of Why Socrates Died

David also writes regular book reviews, and lectures widely on history and literature, including for the Arts Society.

‘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 Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Downfall of Athens is due for publication by Harvard University Press in April. Advance comments include: ‘No one before has come anything like as near as David Stuttard to penetrating the inner recesses of the mainsprings of Alcibiades's often outrageous, sometimes statesmanlike, always commanding public performances. 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)

Meanwhile Looking at Antigone (Bloomsbury Press, 2017) has garnered considerable praise: ‘Stuttard brings together his humane and sensitive translation with a stellar cast of insightful minds who offer new and exciting journeys into the rich texture of the play. Not to be missed!’ (Michael Scott); ‘A rich resource for both readers and performers’ (Pat Easterling); ‘An accessible and informative resource for anyone who reads the Antigone in translation’ (Mary Lefkowitz); ‘Stuttard’s eminently speakable translation is amply illuminated by varied and thought-provoking essays’ (Niall W. Slater).

David is currently working on Roman Mythology: A Traveler’s Guide from Troy to Tivoli (Thames and Hudson) and Looking at Ajax (Bloomsbury).

Throughout 2018 he will deliver workshops, stage events and lecture on a range of subjects – including Alcibiades – at venues throughout the UK, including The British Museum and The Ashmolean Museum, and in Holland. At the same time, his Just a Little Murder, starring Fenella Fielding and Stephen Greif will be performed in venues in and around London.

For dates of all future 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.