Frogs and Mice at War
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The Batrachoyomachi or the Battle of Frogs
and Mice is a comic epic parodying Homer's immortal Iliad. At a time, the original was attributed to Homer himself, but the Greek historian, biographer, essayist and Roman citizen, Plutarch, attributed the work to one Pigres of Halicarnassus, reputedly a son or brother of Artemisia, famed queen of Hallicarnasus, Cos, Nisyr and Calyndos.
More modern scholars have attributed the work to an unknown poet who lived in the time of Alexander the Great; but, whoever was the author of the work, the Batrachoyomachi makes as great reading today as it did whenever it was that it first was published. [mehr]
Stichwörter: Frogs, Mice, Greek gods, Zeus, Athena, Greek mythology