Definition of Poetomachia in English:

Poetomachia

Pronunciation /ˌpəʊɪtə(ʊ)ˈmakɪə/ /ˌpəʊɪtə(ʊ)ˈmeɪkɪə/

noun

historical
  • The quarrel and debate about the nature and function of poetic and theatrical writing, conducted (1599–1601) over the course of a number of plays principally by Jonson, Marston, and Dekker, and probably also Shakespeare.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Dekker (c1572–1632), playwright and pamphleteer. From poet + -o- + classical Latin -machia or its etymon ancient Greek -μαχία.