CLXIX: There Once Was a Battle of Frogs & Mice, the Satirical Silliness of the Batrachomyomachia


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We all know the famed battle of Achaean and Trojans, but what about the equally epic battle between the Frogs and the Mice?

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: select research by August Guszkowski; The Battle Between the Frogs and Mice, translated by A.E. Stallings; The Homeric Battle of the Frogs and Mice, edited by Joel Christensen and Erik Robinson.

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