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