Book I - Against Polemides (Chapters I-V)
* The Peloponnesian War lasted for 27 years.
* The story follows the great soldier Polemides.
* Polemides killed the Athenian general Alcibiades.
* Jason is Polemides' counsel.
* The unnamed narrator visits Jason, his grandfather.
* Jason tells the boy stories about his life.
* Jason talks about his mentor Socrates.
* Jason was asked to represent Polemides.
* The story of Polemides is told.
* Polemides was friends with the mercenary Telamon.
* Polemides and Alcibiades had been friends.
* Polemides was hired to kill Alcibiades.
* Polemides takes over as narrator and tells his story.
Book II - The Long Walls (Chapters VI-IX)
* Jason picks up the narrative.
* Athens was at the height of power and influence.
* Athens enters the Golden Age.
* Pericles turned the city into an impenetrable fortress.
* War breaks out.
* Polemides is injured.
* The plague hits Athens.
* Polemides admonishes his cousin and Alcibiades.
* Polemides' sister and father die.
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