Sian Lewis is a Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of St Andrews. Other books by Sian Lewis include The Athenian Woman: an iconographic handbook (2002; shortlisted for the Runciman Prize 2003) and the edited volume Ancient Tyranny (2006).
Acknowledgements Glossary Map of the Greek world Abbreviations Introduction 1. Archaic tyrants 2. The end of tyranny? 3. Tyranny remade? 4. Philosophers and tyrants 5. Tyrants and kings Conclusion Notes Further reading Index
What is novel and very valuable about this study is its broad chronological and geographical perspective on tyranny. By examining fourth and third century tyrannies, and by including Magna Graecia and the Asia Minor in her analysis, Lewis destabilizes our vision of Greek tyranny.
Polis, Vol. 27, No. 2
In this short book, written in a lively and accessible style, Sian Lewis presents ancient Greek tyranny as a phenomenon much more varied and interesting than negative Aristotelian (and modern) notions of tyranny imply.
Polis, Vol. 27, No. 2,
Size: 216 × 138 mm
Publication: July 30, 2009
Series: Bristol Phoenix Press Greece and Rome Live