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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Antar (Antarah ibn Shaddad) (Sixth Century)

Antar (än’tär) or Antarah, Ben Shedad El Absi. A famous Arab poet and hero; born about the middle of the sixth century A.D., died about 615 A.D. He is the author of one of the seven celebrated “suspended poems.” He lauds the beauty of his mistress, and rehearses the story of his adventures in Arabia. He is the hero of several romances. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).