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Also called the Colophonian. flourished c410 b.c, Greek poet.
(in the Iliad) a chieftain who believed that the Trojans should not return Helen to Menelaus.
Historical Examples

He was both critic and poet; he corrected the works of Antimachus, and beautifully versified the fable of the Atlantidae.
Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 1 Plotinos (Plotinus)

Many valiant men he slew, and among them the two sons of Antimachus.
Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church

At which time a verse of the poet Antimachus came to my remembrance, wherein he speaks of sailing over tops of trees.
Lucian’s True History Lucian of Samosata

Yes, she was collecting material for a book on Antimachus of Colophon.
The Divine Fire May Sinclair

For many treasures lie in the houses of Antimachus, brass, gold, and variously-wrought iron.
The Iliad of Homer (1873) Homer

Now if anything could have drawn Mr. Rickman out it was Antimachus of Colophon.
The Divine Fire May Sinclair

In imitation of Antimachus he wrote a work called Catachannae, probably a kind of miscellanea.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7 Various

Leonteus, of the race of Mars, killed Hippomachus the son of Antimachus by striking him with his spear upon the girdle.
The Iliad Homer

This is manifest from a passage in Antimachus, quoted by Pausanias, where her temple is spoken of as the shrine of a Fury.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) Jacob Bryant

He gave the crown of victory to Nikeratus, which so enraged Antimachus that he suppressed his poem.
Plutarch’s Lives, Volume II Aubrey Stewart & George Long


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