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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.

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's Phoenix (about the Persian Wars and the subsequent rise of Athens’ empire) as well as Looking at Agamemnon will be published in 2021 by Harvard University Press and Bloomsbury Academic Press respectively. He is now working on Hubris: Pericles’ Parthenon Project and the Invention of Athens for HUP.

Coronavirus permitting, David's new literary show, Savage Beauty, with Sian Phillips and Stephen Greif will premiere in London in October 2020, while in 2021 he will lecture for Noble Caledonian on a cruise from Naples to Malta via Sicily.

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


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