Sardanapálus

Sardanapálus, the last king of Assyria; led a luxurious, effeminate life, but surprised when at his ease by a large army of invaders he suddenly developed into a hero, till hard pressed at length and shut up in Nineveh, and after two years' defence finding resistance hopeless, he reared a funeral pile, and setting fire to it, threw himself upon it and perished in the flames.

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

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Sarasvati
Saratoff
Saratoga Springs
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Sardanapálus
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Sardis
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Sarpi, Paul
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Sardanapálus in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable