1. Introduction 2. The beginning of the Delian League 3. Empire 4. South Italy and Sicily 5. Kyrene and Egypt 6. The Persian Empire, especially Asia Minor 7. Argos 8. Macedon, Thessaly and Boiotia 9. The run-up to the war 10. Corinth 11. Sparta 12. Athens 13. The Peloponnesian War 14. The effects of the Peloponnesian War 15. The Corinthian War 16. The King's Peace to Leuktra; the Second Athenian Confederacy 17. Leuktra to Mantineia and the Revolt of the Satraps 18. Philip 19. Alexander
Simon Hornblower is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He was previously Professor of Classics and Grote Professor of Ancient History at University College London. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. His many publications in Greek history and classical civilization include a Commentary on Thucydides in three volumes (1991-2008). He is now working on commentaries on Herodotus books 5 and 6, and on Lykophron's Alexandra.
Praise for the third edition (2002): 'To write a standard history which contains the essential material and yet is interesting and says things which have not been said before is one of the hardest tasks. Hornblower has performed it excellently.' -- Times Literary Supplement 'Hornblower's excellence as a historian, and his wide and responsible use of sources, together with attractive packaging, re-establishes the book's position as a benchmark for historians ... It is packed to the brim ... with an abundance of erudite observations.' -- Scholia Reviews