Polycrates
biographical name died circa 522 B.C. tyrant of Samos

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  • Polycrates — ( el. Πολυκράτης), son of Aeaces, was the tyrant of Samos from c. 538 BC to 522 BC. He took power during a festival of Hera with his brothers Pantagnotus and Syloson, but soon had Pantagnotus killed and exiled Syloson to take full control for… …   Wikipedia

  • POLYCRATES — I. POLYCRATES Olymp. 62. Sami Tyrannus, opibus et felicitate apud historicos inclitus, qui, quoad vixit, non tam fortunae alumnus dici potuit, quam partus. Nam aliquando, ut aliquid infortunii habuisse videretur, annulum proiecit, in mare, quem… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Polycrates — /peuh lik reuh teez /, n. died 522? B.C., Greek tyrant of Samos. * * * flourished 6th century BC Tyrant of the Aegean island of Samos с 535–522 BC. He seized sole control during a festival of Hera, eliminating his two brothers, who shared his… …   Universalium

  • POLYCRATES —    the tyrant of Samos, and friend of Anacreon and art and literature generally; formed an alliance with Amasis, king of Egypt, who, struck with his prosperity, ascribed it to the envy of the gods, insinuating that they intended his ruin thereby …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Polycrates — /pəˈlɪkrətiz/ (say puh likruhteez) noun died 522? BC, Greek tyrant of Samos …   Australian English dictionary

  • Polycrates — /peuh lik reuh teez /, n. died 522? B.C., Greek tyrant of Samos …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polycrates of Ephesus — (flourished c.130 196) was an early Christian leader who resided in Ephesus. He should not be confused with Polycrates of Samos. Roberts and Donaldson noted that Polycrates belonged to a family in which he was the eighth Christian bishop; and he… …   Wikipedia

  • Polycrates complex — In psychology, a Polycrates Complex is a desire to be punished. [cite web url=http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0033 5770(194606)21%3A2%3C206%3AMMASAP%3E2.0.CO%3B2 T title=JSTOR: The Quarterly Review of Biology: Vol. 21, No. 2 (Jun., 1946), pp.… …   Wikipedia

  • Polycrates, S. (1) — 1S. Polycrates (25. Mai), Martyrer zu Dorostorum. S. S. Pasicrates …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Polycrates (2) — 2Polycrates, ein gelehrter, der römischen Kirche treu ergebener Bischof von Ephesus im zweiten Jahrhundert …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

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