Antipater, Lælius Cælius

, a Roman historian, lived in the time of Gracchus, and wrote a history of the | second Punic war, of which Brutus made an abridgment^ according to Cicero, who frequently mentions Antipater. The emperor Adrian, of whose taste we have just given a sample (in art. Antimachus), preferred Antipater to Sallust, as he did Ennius to Virgil. Riccoboni, in 1568, published the fragments of Antipater, which have been reprinted by Ant. Augustine, 1595, and by Ausonius Papona, and they are likewise added to Havercamp’s edition of Sallust, 1742, and to other editions of the same author. 1


Vossius. —Moreri. Biog. Universelle. —Saxii Onomasticon.