When Polycrates died, so did Samos, the little Island was taken by the Persians. Yet, the king ruled well and the people prospered. He built a temple, huge honoring to Hera. And on another Island, Rhenea, he transmitted the Devine energy to Delos via a great chain between the islands. In this dialogue, the exiled philosopher speaks to his student about the death of the king.
Student: Master, master, did you hear the good news?
Pythagoras: No child, but tell me.
S: The king is dead.
P: May I return to Samos? Has the aristcratic’s rival family really lost its way?
S: More than ‘lost its way’, Polycrates has been brutally murdered and his remains are nailed to a stake, rotting in the sun and rain of Anatolia.
P: Yes, and whoever rules Samos, most likely the Persians, will still keep me from my home. Thank you, for the news, my boy.