Three verses quoted by Menage are all we possess.
On the other hand, there are the curious and puzzling catalogues of Aristotelian books, one given by Diogenes Laertius, another by an anonymous commentator (perhaps Hesychius of Miletus) quoted in the notes of Gilles Menage on Diogenes Laertius, and known as " Anonymus Menagii," and a third copied by two Arabian writers from Ptolemy, perhaps King Ptolemy Philadelphus, son of the founder of the library at Alexandria.
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mansio, house); hence to economize, to husband resources, &c. The French menage, act of guiding or leading, from mener, to lead, seems also to have influenced the meaning.
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