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Headword: *ma/nhs
Adler number: mu,146
Translated headword: Manes
Vetting Status: high
A proper name of a slave.[1] Aristophanes in Birds [writes]: "but now [they think you] slaves, fools, Maneses".[2]
Greek Original:
*ma/nhs: o)/noma ku/rion oi)ke/tou. *)aristofa/nhs *)/ornisi: nu=n d' a)ndra/poda, h)liqi/ous, *ma/nas.
See also mu mu 147, mu 149.
[1] Besides the comic instance about to be cited, see e.g. Demosthenes 45.86: "never mind if [your slaves] are each Syros or Manes or whatever...".
[2] Aristophanes, Birds 523 (web address 1). Dunbar 359-60 finds the transmitted text here "metrically objectionable" and follows C19 scholars in telescoping it to "but now Maneses".
Aristophanes, Birds, edited with introduction and commentary by Nan Dunbar (Oxford 1995)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 December 2000@03:51:57.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 29 November 2003@14:03:53.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 24 March 2006@06:15:52.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 28 July 2011@03:42:23.
David Whitehead on 1 May 2013@05:22:15.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 4 May 2013@01:02:48.


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