- Title Pages
- Figures and Tables
- Chapter 1 Introduction
- Chapter 2 Kingship and tyranny in archaic Rome
- Chapter 3 Ducetius and fifth-century Sicilian tyranny
- Chapter 4 Adfectatio regni in the Roman Republic
- Chapter 5 Money and the Great Man in the fourth century BC: military power, aristocratic connections and mercenary service
- Chapter 6 From Agathocles to Hieron II: the birth and development of basileia in Hellenistic Sicily
- Chapter 7 Tyrants and the polis: migration, identity and urban development in Sicily
- Chapter 8 Synchronicity: the local and the panhellenic within Sicilian tyranny
- Chapter 9 Alexander of Pherae: infelix tyrant
- Chapter 10 Pindar and kingship theory
- Chapter 11 The comic Pericles
- Chapter 12 Tyrannical oligarchs at Athens
- Chapter 13 Plutarch and the Sicilian tyrants
- Chapter 14 Reckoning with tyranny: Greek thoughts on Caesar in Cicero’s Letters to Atticus in early 49
- Chapter 15 The violence of the Thirty Tyrants
- Chapter 16 The politics of Persian autocracy, 424–334 BC
- Chapter 17 Sulla the weak tyrant
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