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[an-tip-uh-ter] /ænˈtɪp ə tər/
398?–319 b.c, Macedonian statesman and general: regent of Macedonia 334–323. Unabridged
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  • Plutarch says that Alexander wrote to Antipater that he had been wounded in the thigh with a dagger, but did not say by whom.

    The Anabasis of Alexander Arrian of Nicomedia
  • Two proposals were made to him—one by Olympias, and one by Antipater.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • One of them, Antipater, was the local governor of this Idumean province.

    A Thousand Years of Jewish History Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
  • As soon as Antipater learned this, he resolved at once upon open war.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • The king also bound Antipater, and sent away to inform Caesar of his misfortunes.

  • Antipater had a son named Cassander, who was a general in his army.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • Antipater continued to be Pompey's faithful ally, until the Roman general met with a miserable end in Egypt.

  • There was another son of Antipater, however, named Nicanor, who was then in Macedon.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • When a prisoner to the soldiers of Antipater, he asked to enter a temple.

  • There, in spite of the holiness of the place, Antipater's guards came to get him.

    The Story of the Greeks H. A. Guerber
British Dictionary definitions for Antipater


?398–319 bc, Macedonian general under Alexander the Great: regent of Macedon (334–323)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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