Latin Poetic Translations of the Batrachomyomachia: A Historical Overview
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The Batrachomyomachia (“the Battle of Frogs and Mice”) is a parody on the Homeric epics. The poem, attributed to Homer, was very popular during the renaissance. This study focusses on the Latin poetic translations of the Batrachomyomachia. The overview given here is the first systematic study of Latin poetic translations of the Batrachomyomachia. It provides an extensive overview of the translations and a discussion of several characteristics of these translations as a whole.
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