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Famous Antipater Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Antipater poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous antipater poems. These examples illustrate what a famous antipater poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Milton, John
Longer than thou canst feed them on thy cost?
Money brings honour, friends, conquest, and realms.
What raised Antipater the Edomite,
And his son Herod placed on Juda's throne,
Thy throne, but gold, that got him puissant friends?
Therefore, if at great things thou wouldst arrive,
Get riches first, get wealth, and treasure heap—
Not difficult, if thou hearken to me.
Riches are mine, fortune is in my hand;
They whom I favour thrive in wealth amain, 
While virtue, v...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...come back again,
Unbound their curls; and all in tears, 
They cut them off with sharpened shears. 

(Antipater of Sidon)

I’m sure I see it all now as it was, 
When first you set your foot upon the shore 
Where dim Cocytus flows for evermore,
And how it came to pass 
That all those Dorian women who are there 
In Hades, and still fair, 
Came up to you, so young, and wept and smiled 
When they beheld you and your little child.
And then, I’m sure, with tea...Read More

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