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 Menech’mians.Mane’via. 
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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.
 


 Menech’mians.Mane’via. 

 
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