ring discarded ring turns up predicting Polycrates’ death. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 28]
See: Omen
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Polycrates wisely heeds Amasis's advice, casting his most beloved ring into the sea.
The section on Cambises' eight-year reign (530-522 bce) discusses his decision to invade Egypt as a result of his rage against Amasis's treachery.
Heraclitus's only criticism of Amasis's self-defense, when he likened his alternation between seriousness and play to the two states of the bow, and argued that if he were always serious he would unawares go mad or suffer a stroke,(46) would be that he does not explain what would happen to the bow if it were never used or to himself if he were always idle.