batrachomyomachia


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Related to batrachomyomachia: Batrachomyomachy
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Noun1.batrachomyomachia - a silly altercation
affray, altercation, fracas - noisy quarrel
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Philip Melanchthon, some time ago, wrote a commentary upon the "Batrachomyomachia," and proved that the poet's object was to excite a distaste for sedition.
(1: 540) La referencia es a la obra satirica Batrachomyomachia (Batalla de las ranas y los ratones), poema anonimo que se burlaba del estilo epico de la Iliada y que durante siglos fue atribuido al propio Homero.
An extensive discussion is dedicated to Leopardi's relationship to the great epic auctores--i.e., Homer and Virgil (53-72); equally attentive is the investigation into Leopardi's decennial confrontation with the satirical tradition through his triple translation of the Batrachomyomachia between 1815 and 1826 (81-87) and of other works (Moretum, Simonides's Satira sopra le donne).
Homeri qvae extant omnia Ilias, Odyssea, Batrachomyomachia, Hymni, Poematia aliquot.
'Die Batrachomyomachia als ernste Parodie', in: Ax, W.