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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. He is currently writing Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Downfall of Athens for Harvard University Press and editing Looking at Antigone for Bloomsbury. He has recently been commissioned to write Roman Mythology: a Traveler’s Guide from Troy to Tivoli by Thames and Hudson. David 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 also writes regular book reviews for Classics for All, and lectures widely on Classical history and literature. He is an accredited lecturer for the Arts Society (formerly NADFAS). 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 just completed two books due for publication in the near future: Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Downfall of Athens for Harvard University Press, and Looking at Antigone for Bloomsbury Academic Press.

Advance comments on Looking at Antigone include ‘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).

Meanwhile Bettany Hughes wrote of David’s recent Greek Mythology (Thames and Hudson, 2016): ‘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.A Korean edition is scheduled to come out later in 2017.

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

In May 2017 David became an accredited lecturer for the Arts Society (formerly NADFAS). Throughout 2017 and 2018 he will continue to deliver workshops, stage events and lecture on a range of subjects – from Greek Mythology to Roman Britain – at venues throughout the UK, including The British Museum, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and Nottingham University. In July he directed an open-air production of Antigone, and in September under his direction Fenella Fielding and Stephen Greif performed a programme of his translations of Greek literature in 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.