[ puh-lik-ruh-teez ]
/ pəˈlɪk rəˌtiz /
died 522? b.c., Greek tyrant of Samos.
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Words nearby Polycrates
, polyconic projection
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How to use Polycrates in a sentence
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.
British Dictionary definitions for Polycrates
died ?522 bc, Greek tyrant of Samos, who was crucified by a Persian satrap
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