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(Πολυκράτης; Polycrátēs).

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[1] Tyrant of Samos, 540-522 BC

Son of Aeaces [1], tyrant of Samos c. 540-522 BC, initially together with his brothers Pantagnostus and Syloson; he killed the former and expelled the latter (Hdt. 3,39). Aristotle calls major constructions comparable to the pyramids [6] 'the works of P.' (Aristot. Pol.…

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Cobet, Justus (Essen), Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough), Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald), Engels, Johannes (Cologne) and Ameling, Walter (Jena), “Polycrates”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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