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Antipater of Thessalonica
Section on the Augustan Age of the Roman Period of Greek literary history from The Greek Anthology.
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• ANTIPATER OF THESSALONICA
• ANTIPHANES
• BIANOR
• CRINAGORAS
• DIODORUS
• EVENUS
• PARMENIO
• APOLLONIDES
• GAETULICUS
• POMPEIUS
• QUINTUS MAECIUS
• PHILIPPUS
• ANTIPHILUS
• JULIUS POLYAENUS
• LUCILIUS
• NICARCHUS
• STRATO
• AMMIANUS
• THYMOCLES
• CLAUDIUS PTOLEMAEUS
• LUCIAN
 
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Source: Select Epigrams from The Greek Anthology
Edited with a Revised Text, Translation, and Notes, by J. W. Mackail
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1890

(1) ANTIPATER OF THESSALONICA, the author of upwards of a hundred epigrams in the Anthology, is the most copious and perhaps the most interesting of the Augustan epigrammatists. There are many allusions in his work to contemporary history. He lived under the patronage of L. Calpurnius Piso, consul in B.C. 15, and afterwards proconsul of Macedonia for several years, and was appointed by him governor of Thessalonica. One of his epigrams celebrates the foundation of Nicopolis by Octavianus, after the battle of Actium; another anticipates his victory over the Parthians in the expedition of B.C. 20; another is addressed to Caius Caesar, who died in A.D. 4. None can be ascribed certainly to a later date than this. • Return to Biographies of the Epigrammatists - Roman Period


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