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Batrachomyomachia
(806 words)

[German version]

A. In literary history

Homeric parody from the late Hellenistic period [1]. As was the case for the  Margites , it was attributed to Homer (Stat. Silv. I praef.; Mart. 14,183; Vita Herodotea 24) or to Pigres of Halicarnassus (Suda s.v. Πίγρης 1551 Adler; Plut. de Herodoti malignitate 873f was attributed through interpolation [2. 25-27]); the title was first Βατραχομαχία (Batrachomachía) or -ίη respectively, to which the element -μυο- was added e…

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Glei, Reinhold F. (Bochum), “Batrachomyomachia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 30 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e213900>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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