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Headword: Μάνης
Adler number: mu,146
Translated headword: Manes
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proper name of a slave.[1] Aristophanes in Birds [writes]: "but now [they think you] slaves, fools, Maneses".[2]
Greek Original:
Μάνης: ὄνομα κύριον οἰκέτου. Ἀριστοφάνης Ὄρνισι: νῦν δ' ἀνδράποδα, ἠλιθίους, Μάνας.
Notes:
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".
Reference:
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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