Preface; Introduction; 1. Arpinum and Rome; 2. Sulla and Italy; 3. Entering upon public office; 4. A corrupt governor; 5. The 'new man' progresses in politics; 6. Catilina and Clodius; 7. The 'First Triumvirate'; 8. Exile and restoration; 9. Cicero the realist; 10. Governing Cilicia; 11. Civil War and dictatorship; 12. Antonius and Octavianus; Further reading and references; Greek and Roman authors; Glossary.