Strato, A king of Sidon, who being ouercome of the Persians, tooke his sworde in his hande, minding to kill himselfe, rather than to come into their handes. But whyle he hoouered timerouslye looking vpon his sword, his wyfe perceyuing the enimies to be at hande to take him, wrested it out of his hande, and quicklye thruste him through. And, after the had stretched out his body, and layde it comely to be buried, with the same weapon she slewe hirselfe also, that the might not abide the villanye of hir barbarous enimies.
Lewis and Short: Latin dictionary
Strătō or Străton, ōnis, m., = *stra/twn. I.A philosopher of Lampsacus, Cic. Ac. 1, 9, 34; 1, 2, 38; id. Fin. 5, 5, 13.—II.A slave and physician, Cic. Clu. 63, 176; 64, 179.—III. Stratonis turris, a town of Palestine, otherwise called Cœsarea, now Kaisariyeh, Plin. 5, 13, 14, 69.