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  • Today we went back to my manteion, mostly to enlist Maytera Marble's help in airing this place out.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • There was maybe five or six hundred bios in the manteion, but after Patera'd explained the whole thing to them, there wasn't one that knew who this Patera Jerboa was or where we could maybe find him.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • "Then he said he was giving us this theophany 'cause his son told him what was coming down in the manteion we were at, only he didn't say which son it was."

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • The rest -- eight had been led through the chill dusk into the old manteion on Brick Street, and more were expected momentarily -- would be divided between Incus and Shell, with Incus offering the second, fourth, sixth, and eighth, and each choosing freely from those available, as long as he did not choose the largest.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • He told her he had his own manteion now, and he'd sacrifice and shrive and bring the Peace, and wouldn't have to work in the Palace any more.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • I was to save our manteion; and that is the manteion, all of those people coming together to worship.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • "Patera Shell is hoping to engage a deadcoach to return Patera's body to our manteion."

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • The crash of the shot was deafening in the enclosed space of the manteion.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • Sand had brought his slug gun to his shoulder before she saw Urus, halfway up the convoluted iron stair at the back of the manteion and taking its steps three at a time.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • The piglet had vanished, drawn perhaps into the Window, or perhaps merely fled through the dim manteion and out into the windy winter morning.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

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  • In The Book of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe a manteion is something like a temple and church combined with a school, but I have no clue how to pronounce it which can be quite annoying when I always stumble in my mental subvocalization...

    August 12, 2009