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(Μανία; Manía).

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[1] Greek personification of madness

Greek personification of madness. Cultic worship as Maníai (plural!) in the place of that name near Megalopolis. According to Paus. 8,34,1-3, Orestes went mad there (identification with Erinyes/Eumenides? Erinys). In the singular M. is found o…

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel), Prescendi, Francesca (Geneva), Högemann, Peter (Tübingen), Ameling, Walter (Jena) and Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale), “Mania”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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