Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Menec’rates (4 syl.).

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Menec’rates (4 syl.).
A physician of Syracuse, of such unbounded vanity that he called himself Jupitèr. Philip of Macedon invited him to a banquet, but served him with incense only.   1
“Such was Menecrates of little worth,
Who Jove, the saviour, to be called presumed,
To whom of incense Philip made a feast.”
Lord Brooke: Inquisition upon Fame, etc.


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