Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, GREATER LOVE, by ANTIPATER OF SIDON

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First Line: Amyntor, son of philip, lies
Last Line: He died to shield a friend.
Alternate Author Name(s): Antipatros Of Sidon
Subject(s): Friendship; Sacrifices

AMYNTOR, son of Philip, lies
Entombed in Lydian land;
In battle's iron exercise
He proved his stubborn hand.

No sickness dragged the veteran here,
Where Night is journey's end;
He lived and died a targeteer,
He died to shield a friend.

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