Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Batrachomyomachia, a mock heroic epic sometimes ascribed to Homer, but attributed by Suidas and Plutarch to Pigres of Caria, the son or brother of Artemisia, the famous queen of that country and ally of Xerxes, and if they are correct, dating from the first half of the fifth century B.C. It describes in epic verse a battle (Gr. mache) between frogs (Gr. batrachi), and mice (Gr. myes), and is probably the earliest parody now extant.