1. Introduction, Sian Lewis; Part I The Making of Tyranny; 2. Tyranny and Kingship in Archaic Rome, Fay Glinister; 3. Ducetius and Fifth-Century Sicilian Tyranny, Trinity Jackman; 4. Adfectatio regni in the Roman Republic, Christopher Smith; 5. Money and the Great Man: military power, aristocratic connections and mercenary service in the fourth century BC, Matthew Trundle; 6. From Agathocles to Hieron II: the birth and development of basileia in Hellenistic Sicily, Efrem Zambon; Part II Tyranny and Politics; 7. Tyrants and the Polis: urban development in the western Mediterranean, Kathryn Lomas; 8. Synchronicity: the local and the panhellenic within Sicilian tyranny, Sarah Harrell; 9. Alexander of Pherae: a model tyrant?, Slawomir Sprawski; Part III The Ideology of Tyranny; 10. Pindar and Kingship Theory, Simon Hornblower; 11. The Comic Pericles, James McGlew; 12. Tyrannical Oligarchs at Athens, Lynette Mitchell; 13. Plutarque et les tyrans siciliens, Claude Mosse; 14. Caesar tyrannos: Cicero's Platonic reckoning with the Roman dictator, Ingo Gildenhard; Part IV The Limits of Tyranny; 15. The Violence of the Thirty Tyrants, Andrew Wolpert; 16. The Limits of Autocracy in the Fourth-Century BC Persian Empire, Stephen Ruzicka; 17. Sulla the Weak Tyrant, Alexander Thein; Bibliography.
Sian Lewis is Lecturer in Ancient History, School of Classics at the University of St Andrews. Her most recent book, The Athenian Woman, was published by Routledge in 2002 and shortlisted for the Runciman Prize.