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anthology

a collection of literary passages or works, esp poems, by various authors
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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(6) Although containing roughly eight hundred fewer epigrams than MS Palatinus 23, when we speak of the Greek Anthology in the sixteenth century we are speaking of the Anthologia Planudea (MS Ven.
Petrarchismo mediato: per una critica della forma anthologia. Rome, 1974.
Although chiefly known for his theological writings, Planudes made a distinctive contribution to the history of Greek literature with his revision of the Greek Anthology (Anthologia Hellenike), a renowned collection of Greek literature written between c.
1845: Anthologia Germanica--only volume of work published in his life-time.
(27) The epigram (Anthologia Graeca 7.479, framed as an epitaph for his tombstone) is attributed to Theodoridas (3rd century B.C.): [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] ["I, a stone long ago rounded and an unworn epibles, / Hold within the head of Heraclitus.
579-584), where all the items of the catalogue are listed under the category of the text they contain, in alphabetical order: Akolouthia, Anastasimatarion, Ancient Greek treatises, Anthologia, Doxastarion, Evangelium, Heirmologion, Kontakarion, Kratematarion, Mathematarion, Megalynarion, Papadike, Psaltike techne, Sticherarion, Treatise, Triodion and Western music.
Palladas is represented in the Anthologia Palatina and Anthologia Planudea by about 160 epigrams--more than any other poet in these collections.
The 24-line sonnet, "Lonely I sit upon the silent shore," was published in Anthologia Hibernica: or Monthly Collections of Science, Belles-Lettres, and History, vol.
New York: Garland, 1974), 579, "he succeeded in an attempt to render into Latin metre, from the Greek Anthologia, sundry of the epigrams therein contained, that had been omitted by other translators, alledging as a reason, which he had found in Fabricius, that Henry Stephens, Buchanan, Grotius, and others, had paid a like tribute to literature."