Greek Anthology

   Modern title of two 10th-century collections of ancient and Byzantine epigrams: the Anthologia Palatina, and the Anthologia Planudea (compiled by Maximos Planoudes [q.v.]). Included are poems of Paul the Silentarios, Julian the Egyptian, Priscian, and Ignatios the Deacon (qq.v.). The value of these collections is that they preserve poetry that otherwise would not have survived.

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  • Anthology — An*thol o*gy, n. [Gr. ?, fr. anqolo gos flower gathering; a nqos flower + le gein to gather.] 1. A discourse on flowers. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. A collection of flowers; a garland. [R.] [1913 Webster] 3. A collection of flowers of literature, that …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthology — (n.) 1630s, collection of poetry, from L. anthologia, from Gk. anthologia collection of small poems and epigrams by several authors, lit. flower gathering, from anthos a flower (see ANTHER (Cf. anther)) + logia collection, collecting, from legein …   Etymology dictionary

  • anthology — ► NOUN (pl. anthologies) ▪ a collection of poems or other pieces of writing or music. DERIVATIVES anthologist noun anthologize (also anthologise) verb. ORIGIN from Greek anthos flower + logia collection …   English terms dictionary

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  • Greek literature — Introduction       body of writings in the Greek language, with a continuous history extending from the 1st millennium BC to the present day. From the beginning its writers were Greeks living not only in Greece proper but also in Asia Minor, the… …   Universalium

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