E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
the cynic, called by Lucian the greatest snarler and snapper of all the old dogs (cynics).
Varro wrote in Latin Satyr Menippe.
The Menippean Satire is a political pamphlet, partly in verse and partly in prose, designed to expose the perfidious intentions of Spain in regard to France, and the criminal ambition of the Guise family. The chief writers were Leroy (who died 1593), Pithou (15441596), Passerat (15341602), and Rapin, the poet (15401609).