Item 160 - "Batrachomuomachia, or Homer's Battle of the Frogs and Mice, done into verse"

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Add. MS b/160


"Batrachomuomachia, or Homer's Battle of the Frogs and Mice, done into verse"


  • [18th cent.?] (Creation)

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1 vol.

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(fl 750 BC-700 BC)

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Written on front endpaper: " I. Lee, Doctors Commons. bound November, 1835, London. a present from the Reverend W. Fletcher, 1831", accompanied by a bookplate with the Lee family crest.

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Source of acquisition unknown. Two other volumes from Lee's library were the bequest of William Aldis Wright, 1914.

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Translation of the pseudo-Homeric Batrachomyomachia.

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      One of 19 bound MSS formerly owned by John Lee: Add.MS.a.630, Add.MS.b.158-166, Add.MS.c.173-181.

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