Manto (mythology)

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There are several figures in Greek mythology named Manto /ˈmænt/ (Ancient Greek: Μαντώ), the most prominent being the daughter of Tiresias. The name Manto derives from Ancient Greek Mantis, "seer, prophet".

  • Manto is remembered in De Mulieribus Claris, a collection of biographies of historical and mythological women by the Florentine author Giovanni Boccaccio, composed in 1361–62. It is notable as the first collection devoted exclusively to biographies of women in Western literature.[5].


  1. ^ Apollodorus; Mythological Library; III; VII; 4 / III; VII; 7 / E; VI; 3
  2. ^ "Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)". Harry Thurston Peck. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1. 43. 5
  4. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 68. 5
  5. ^ Boccaccio (2003), p. xi


  • Virgil. Eclogae ix.59–60.
  • Isidore. Etymologiae xv.1.59.
  • Statius. Thebais iv.463–468, x.597–603.
  • Pomponius Mela. De chorographia i.88.

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