Table of Contents
For The Batrachomyomachia

The Beginning
Lines 56 - 102
Lines 103 - 159
Lines 160 - 209
Lines 210 - 267
Lines 268 - 303

Go Home

Bread-Eater struck Much-Talker in the stomach, who then fell face first, and his unhappy soul flew away. As Grace of the Marsh saw Much-Talker being killed, he hit Cave-Dweller in the tender of the neck with a rock that was like a millstone, and darkness covered both his eyes.
Okimides was rolled up in grief, Though he tried to endure his grief he was not able to put his spear into the one he was fighting against. And while Lick-Man was prepared for battle he readied his bright spear and threw it at Okimedes, depriving him of a liver.
As Lick-Man observed Kostophagon fleeing, he fell upon the depths of the bank. But he did not stop fighting, instead he struck Kostophagon with his spear. Falling against the bank, Kostophagon was not prepared for this attack, and he sank pouring crimson blood into the lake. He laid there stretched out on the shore from Lick-Man's assault which had made mince meat of his flank. Cheese-eater was then slain on the banks.
Then Reed seeing the size of Ham-Scraper went off in fear fleeing into the lake throwing away his shield. With a large stone the blameless Silver slew Mud-stirrer by hitting him against the forehead, as he hit the ground the contents of his head flowed out of his skin and splattered blood on the Earth.
The amazing Mud-stirrer jumped on Lick-platter and upon him with his spear and darkness covered the mouse's eyes. Leak-Green saw him laying there and dragged him into the lake even though he was dead. Bread-Gnawer was fighting near his fallen companion, and struck Leak-Green in the middle of the liver, the frog fell upright as his soul went down to Hades.
Cabbage-Eater seeing this threw mud at Bread-Gnawer and it rubbed into his brow blinding him a little. This enraged Bread-Gnawer that he wrapped up a mighty stone that was laid on the ground in his massive hand. He threw it with all his might and the stone hit the tilled fields with a heavy sound, it also hit Cabbage-Eater in the knee shattering his right shin. Causing him to fall on his back side in the dust.
Cabbage-Eater aided by his spear and leaped back upon Bread-Gnawer and hit him in the middle of the stomach. Cabbage-Eater drove the sharp javelin into Bread-Gnawer, and his innards poured out thick all over his Cabbage-Eater spear and hand.
As Hole-Dweller saw this upon the banks of the lake he wandered towards the ditch in such a manner as if to flee shear destruction.
Cabbage-Eater then threw Bread-Gnawer to the feet of Puff-Cheek. As Leek-Green saw this being half alive, he fell forward from the javelin wound, in such a manner that his shield did not break apart. He had unwillingly been part of the front line, he also had been reluctant to have a spear.
The god like Origanion was not hit because of his flawless helmet. It was made of four pots. His presence was like Ares he alone was the best of the frogs in the crowd, but when he saw his equivalent he did not stand idle. Instead the powerful hero stripped off his armor and dove into the depths of the lake.
He had seen the child Bit-Stealer who was to the mightiest of the mice. He was the son of the blameless friend of Knaisonos. Knaisonos had gone to his home and urged the child to take part in the war.
This one threatened to destroy the race of frogs. He was standing close to the battle, breaking nuts into two down the middle against the rugged shore, he armed himself placing the pieces in both hands. Then he charged quickly in a motion that struck fear in all those around the lake.

Lines 268 to 303