- died 522? b.c., Greek tyrant of Samos.
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Polycrates seemed to think there was good sense in this suggestion.
Polycrates then embarked on board his splendid galley, and sailed away.
As for Polycrates, the return of the ring brought him some joy but more grief.
The warning which Solon had given Crœsus applied to Polycrates as well.
It was brought back to Polycrates in the body of a fish next day.The Career of Katherine Bush
- died ?522 bc, Greek tyrant of Samos, who was crucified by a Persian satrap
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