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Polycrates

[puh-lik-ruh-teez]
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noun
  1. died 522? b.c., Greek tyrant of Samos.
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Examples from the Web for polycrates

Historical Examples

  • Polycrates seemed to think there was good sense in this suggestion.

    Darius the Great

    Jacob Abbott

  • Polycrates then embarked on board his splendid galley, and sailed away.

    Darius the Great

    Jacob Abbott

  • The warning which Solon had given Crœsus applied to Polycrates as well.

  • As for Polycrates, the return of the ring brought him some joy but more grief.

  • It was brought back to Polycrates in the body of a fish next day.


British Dictionary definitions for polycrates

Polycrates

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