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anthology

a collection of literary passages or works, esp poems, by various authors

Anthology

 

a collection containing verses or various sayings and fragments by many authors. Anthologies have existed in the East and Greece since ancient times. They were widespread in Old Russian literature (izborniki) and in the literature of the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries. Anthologies published at the beginning of the 20th century include Russian Muse (1907), by P. Ia. (P. F. Iakubovich), and Armenian Poetry from the Earliest Times to the Present Translated by Russian Poets, edited by V. Ia. Briusov (1916). In Soviet times a number of anthologies have been published containing poetry of the peoples of the USSR in Russian translation.

Anthology verses—a term dating from the first half of the 19th century—are verses written in the manner of ancient poetry. Examples are K. N. Batiushkov’s “To an Aged Beauty,” A. S. Pushkin’s “Nereid,” and later some poems by N. F. Shcherbina and A. N. Maikov.

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Yes, the shorter poems of the Anthologia Latina, 78-188, The Codex Lamanianus, are considered the dregs of the dregs as far as literary merit is concerned, admits London-based classicist Kay, but once he began work on them, he found them to be of a much higher quality than he expected.
Hoc est, epigrammatum Grcorum, ex anthologia selectorum ab H.
Nevertheless, miscellany is likely not to be understood by scholars in the way Vieth and Edwards would prefer, and I therefore use anthology, because this nowadays connotes (not, admittedly, in older titles such as Anthologia Graeca) that the compiler and/or scribe deliberately selected, arranged, and copied or assembled a diverse set of texts for a unitive purpose.
The third category--which provides us with the earliest examples of the anthologist's activity and the word itself, from the Greek anthologia `gathered flowers'--is the collection intended (like the fifth century B.