Battle of the Frogs and the Mice

Battle of the Frogs and the Mice

 

(Greek, Batrachomyomachia), an ancient Greek poem dating from the end of the sixth or the beginning of the fifth century B.C. It is a parody of the heroic Homeric epic poems. The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice has been attributed to Pigres. The poem was influenced by the criticism of the religious and mythological system that was begun by the Greek philosophers. It has been published in Russian translation as Voina myshei i liagushek (Batrakhomiomakhiia; Moscow-Leningrad, 1936).

REFERENCE

Tronskii, I. M. Istoriia antichnoi literatury. Leningrad, 1957. Pages 74-75.
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