Cyprus was annexed by Rome in 58, its king committing suicide.
The severity with which Henry treated the last rebels was regarded as a blot upon his fame; but the only case of merely vindictive punishment was that of the poet Luke de la Barre, who was sentenced to lose his eyes for a lampoon upon the king, and only escaped the sentence by committing suicide.
In one, a large circular tomb, were found three sepulchral couches in stone, carved in imitation of wood, and a fine statuette in bronze of Ajax committing suicide.
Forty days after his departure an order for his execution was signed, hut he anticipated his fate by committing suicide.
Yet I think his committing suicide would be a pretty drastic response.