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date: 30 November 2022

Antipater(3)locked

, of Sidon, Greek poet of epigrams, 2nd cent. BCE

Antipater(3)locked

, of Sidon, Greek poet of epigrams, 2nd cent. BCE
  • Alan Douglas Edward Cameron
  •  and Christopher Pelling

Extract

Antipater (3), of Sidon, author of about 75 mainly funerary or ecphrastic epigrams in the Greek Anthology (see anthology). Anth. Pal. 9. 151 commemorates the sack of *Corinth (146 bce). An inscriptional epigram on *Delos may be as late as 105 (G. Mancinetti Santamaria, Delo e l'Italia (1982), 79–89). He spent his last years in Rome, where Q. *Lutatius Catulus (1) knew him as a fluent improviser (Cic. De or. 3. 194). A poem attributed to him (Anth. Pal. 9. 58) gives one of the first known lists of the *Seven Wonders of the ancient world.

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  • Greek Literature

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