Antipater of Sidon

Antipater of Sidon (2nd century BC) is an ancient Greek writer and poet. He is best known for his list of Seven Wonders of the World. He and the mathematician and engineer Philon of Byzantium (born about 280 BC) are known as the most famous observers of the Seven Wonders.

"This piece of Lydian earth holds Amyntor, Philip's son, hardened by battles to iron war.
No lingering disease dragged him off to his end, killed, with his shield held high above his friend."

-Antipater of Sidon, 2nd Century B.C.

Where, Corinth, are thy glories now--
Thy ancient wealth, thy castled brow,
Thy solemn fanes, thy halls of state,
Thy high-born dames, thy crowded gate?
There's not a ruin left to tell
Where Corinth stood, how Corinth fell.
The Nereids of thy double sea
Alone remain to wail for thee.

Antipater of Sidon, about the destruction of Corinth by the Romans (tr. Goldwin Smith)

No longer, Orpheus, shall thy sacred strains
Lead stones, and trees, and beasts along the plains ;
No longer sooth the boist'rous winds to sleep,
Or still the billows of the raging deep :
For thou art gone : the Muses mourn'd thy fall
In solemn strains ; thy mother most of all.
Ye mortals, idly for your sons ye moan,
If thus a goddess could not save her own.

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