- 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 <i>in the Roman Republic</i>
- Chapter 5 Money and the Great Man in the fourth century BC: military power, aristocratic connections and mercenary service
- Chapter 6 <i>From Agathocles to Hieron II: the birth and development of</i> basileia <i>in Hellenistic Sicily</i>
- Chapter 7 <i>Tyrants and the</i> polis: <i>migration, identity and urban development in Sicily</i>
- Chapter 8 Synchronicity: the local and the panhellenic within Sicilian tyranny
- Chapter 9 <i>Alexander of Pherae</i>: infelix <i>tyrant</i>
- 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 <i>Reckoning with tyranny: Greek thoughts on Caesar in Cicero’s</i> Letters to Atticus <i>in early 49</i>
- 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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