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The Age of the Tyrant Polycratis

The island of Samos prospered during the reign of the Tyrant Polycratis around 550 B.C. According to Herodotus Samos became “first among Greeks and Barbarians”. Polycratis with the aid of his two brothers succeeded in becoming Tyrant although later, by eliminating even his own brothers who had helped him managed to build …

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