On the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus by Antipater of Sidon

I have set eyes on the wall of lofty Babylon on which is a road for chariots,
and the statue of Zeus by the Alpheus,
and the hanging gardens,
and the colossus of the Sun,
and the huge labour of the high pyramids,
and the vast tomb of Mausolos;
but when I saw the house of Artemis that mounted to the clouds,
those other marvels lost their brilliancy,
and I said, “Lo, apart from Olympus,
the Sun never looked on aught so grand.”

From: The Greek Anthology with an English Translation by W R Paton in Five Volumes, Volume III, 1915, William Heinemann: London, p. 31.
(https://archive.org/stream/greekanthology03pato#page/30/mode/2up/)

Date: c140BC (Greek); 1915 (translated)

By: Antipater of Sidon (2nd century BC)

Translated by: William Roger Paton (1857-1921)

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