Polycrates

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, and advised him, in order to avert his impending doom, to throw the most valuable of his possessions into the sea, upon which he threw a signet ring of great price and beauty, to find it again in the mouth of a fish a fisherman had sold him; still, though upon this Amasis broke alliance with him, his prosperity clung to him, till one day he was allured by a Persian satrap, his enemy, away from Samos, and by him crucified to death, 521 B.C.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Polycarp * Polygnotus
Pollio, Caius Asinius
Pollock, Sir Edward
Pollock, Sir George
Pollok, Robert
Pollux
Polo
Polo, Marco
Polyandry
Polybius
Polycarp
Polycrates
Polygnotus
Polyhymnia
Polynesia
Polyphemus
Polytechnic School
Polytheism
Pombal, Marquis de
Pomerania
Pomona
Pomona

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