Polycrates, A Tyraunte of Sams: he was so fortunate, that he neuer suffred any aduersitie or greefe: wherefore he at the last, dreading the chaunge of fortune, hauing a ring with a stone of an excellent dalue, did cast the same into the sea, to the intent he daould suffer some displeasure, and so facissie Fortune, but a Fihe deuouring the Ring, was the same day taken of a Fisher, and giuen to the King, for the greatnesse of the Fishe, whiche being opened, the sayd Ring was founde, and broughte to the King, whereat, as well hee, as all other about him, maruailed. Soone after the same King was taken of Orontes a Persian, and hanged.
Lewis and Short: Latin dictionary
Pŏlycrătes, is, m., = *polukra/ths, a prince of Samos, and friend of Amasis, celebrated for his good fortune, but at last crucified by the Persian governor Orœtes, Cic. Fin. 5, 30, 92; Val. Max. 6, 9, 5ext.— Gr. acc. in -en, Quint. 2, 17, 4.