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Polycrates

[ puh-lik-ruh-teez ]

noun

  1. died 522? b.c., Greek tyrant of Samos.


Polycrates

/ pəˈlɪkrəˌtiːz /

noun

  1. Polycrates?522 bcMGreekPOLITICS: tyrant died ?522 bc , Greek tyrant of Samos, who was crucified by a Persian satrap


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Anacreon, the lyric poet, was his contemporary, and all his poetry abounds with the praises of Polycrates.

Darius was not king at this time, but when he became king, Polycrates received as a compensation the tyranny of Samos.

Finally, returning to his own country, he was received by the tyrant Polycrates, but not made to feel at home.

Polycrates also declares that John was a priest wearing the πέταλον (gold plate) that distinguished the high-priestly mitre.

Soon after this Polycrates fell into the power of an enemy and was nailed to a cross.

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