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Menecrates

(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.

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.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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