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The mantinada is the unique way in which young and old in Crete can express their many and varied emotions: sorrow, joy, hope, desire, love, anger, revenge, nostalgia. Thousands of mantinades have been composed and are still being improvised on every facet of human life. Most are to do with love and romance, but there are also satiric, didactic, teasing couplets or verses on exile, engagement, marriage, everyday life and of course death and losing loved ones.
Mantinades are told at festivals accompanied by the lyre, or on their own in company, at the cafe, in everyday conversation. Most are not written down even in a notebook, and even fewer are published. Many are told and forgotten, but the best are learnt off by heart and passed on by word of mouth.
This application lists hundreds Mantinades (in Greek language). There are totally 1.666 "mantinades" separated in 38 different categories.
Works in all API 8 and above Android devices (Android 2.2 and above).
Specific graphics for tablets.
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Application name: Mantinades
Last update date: March 2014
Tags: μαντιναδες, mantinades, madinades, μαντιναδες μετεωρολογιας, mantinades ζωη, h mantinades, mantinades fevrouar 2013.
2 March 2014
Addition of 101 new "mantinades". Total number of "mantinades": 1.666