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Hellenistic Arming in the Batrakhomyomakhia

Abstract:

Scholarship has long argued that the Batrachomyomachia (BM) is to be dated to the Hellenistic period or later, but the question of its literary affiliations in this context has only recently been addressed. Usually considered an example of παρωιδία, the poem is a unique example of that genre in several respects, including the extent to which it develops its own formularity rather than merely mirroring the Homeric exemplar with minimal change, and the fact that it was passed off as th...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0009838813000840

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Classics
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Classical Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
64
Issue:
1
Pages:
410-413
Publication date:
2014
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EISSN:
1471-6844
ISSN:
0009-8388
URN:
uuid:bff78c79-252a-4661-9105-7b2b11ba4c12
Source identifiers:
222082
Local pid:
pubs:222082

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