Visual Timeline: Polycrates
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535 BCE - 522 BCE: Polycrates rules as tyrant of Samos.
525 BCE: Sparta and Corinth unsuccessfully attack Polycrates of Samos.
522 BCE: Persian satrap Oroetus takes Samos and the tyrant Polycrates is crucified.
520 BCE: A new temple is built and dedicated to Hera on Samos during the reign of Polycrates.