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  Anthology - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The term "anthology," literally denoting a garland or collection of flowers, is figuratively applied to any selection of literary beauties, and especially to that great body of fugitive poetry, comprehending about 4500 pieces, by upwards of 300 writers, which is commonly known as the Greek Anthology.
Such a composition must necessarily be brief, and the restraints attendant upon its publication concurred with the simplicity of Greek taste in prescribing conciseness of expression, pregnancy of meaning, purity of diction and singleness of thought, as the indispensable conditions of excellence in the epigrammatic style.
Nothing corresponding to the Greek anthology is known to have existed among the Romans, though professional epigrammatists like Martial published their volumes on their own account, and detached sayings were excerpted from authors like Ennius and Publius Syrus, while the Priapeia were probably but one among many collections on special subjects.
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All important deviations from the received text of the Anthology are noted, and referred to their author in each case; but, as this is not a critical edition, the received text, when retained, is as a rule printed without comment where it differs from that of the MSS.
Greek literature at the later Byzantine Court, like the polity and religion of the Empire, was a matter of rigid formalism; and so an epigram by Cometas Chartularius differs no more in style and spirit from an epigram by Agathias than two mosaics of the same dates.
Greek art concentrated its efforts on the representation of the human figure, and even there preferred the abstract form and the rigid limitations of sculpture; and the poetry that saw, as it were, through the eyes of art sought above all things simplicity of composition and clearness of outline.
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 Greek Anthology
Greek Anthology (also Anthologia Graeca) is a collection of poems, mostly epigrams, that span the Ancient and Byzantine periods of Greek Literature.
While papyri containing fragments of collections of poetry have been found in Egypt, the earliest known anthology in Greek was compiled by Meleager of Gadara, under the title Anthologia, or "Garland." It contained poems by the compiler himself and forty-six other poets, including Archilochus, Alcaeus, Anacreon, and Simonides.
His anthology was the only one known to Western Europe (his autograph copy, dated 1301 survives; the first edition based on his collection was printed in 1494) until 1606 when Claudius Salmasius found in the library at Heidelberg a fuller collection based on Cephalas.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/LX/GreekAnthology.html   (2673 words)

  
 W. R. Paton, The Greek Anthology (Loeb Edition)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Greek Anthology with an English Translation by W. Paton in five volumes.
The Greek Anthology is a collection of over 6,000 short Greek poems.
The majority of the poems come from a single manuscript, the so-called "Palatine Anthology," and were assembled in the 10th century.
www.ancientlibrary.com /greek-anthology   (159 words)

  
 Greek Poets 4 - Crystalinks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Another was, according to a scholium in the Palatine Manuscript (an edition of the Greek Anthology), written in the reign of the joint emperors Valentinian and Valens (364-375).
Philoxenus of Cythera (435 BC-380 BC) was a Greek dithyrambic poet.On the conquest of the island by the Athenians he was taken as a prisoner of war to Athens, where he came into the possession of the dithyrambic poet Melanippides, who educated him and set him free.
Twenty of his poems were included in the Greek Anthology, and several more were quoted in either part or whole by Athenaeus of Naucratis in his Deipnosophistairum.
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 AllRefer.com - Greek Anthology (Classical Literature) - Encyclopedia
Greek Anthology, a collection of short epigrammatic poems representing Greek literature from the 7th cent.
Constantius Cephalas made a compilation that became the basis of the Palatine Anthology, so called because the sole manuscript was found in the library of the count Palatine in Heidelberg.
The Planudes version was used until the Palatine Anthology was rediscovered in 1606.
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 Anthology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An anthology, literally "a garland" or "collection of flowers", is a collection of literary works, originally of poems, but its usage has broadened to be applied to collections of short stories and comic strips.
The word derives from the Greek word for garland — or bouquet of flowers — which was the title of the earliest surviving anthology, assembled by Meleager of Gadara.
Examples of TV anthologies are The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits,Tales from the Darkside and Tales from the Crypt, which was not only an HBO series but also a movie anthology, both based on the EC horror-comic anthology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anthology   (622 words)

  
 Greek Anthology - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
GREEK ANTHOLOGY [Greek Anthology] a collection of short epigrammatic poems representing Greek literature from the 7th cent.
Gay, Greek and good to go: in one of the many personal stories in Brotherhood, a new anthology about coming out in fraternities, Richard R Peralta of DePaul University in Chicago learns just how much his brothers know about him.(GENQ)(Reprint)
"Hyping the Norton"--Comment on the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (2001).
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 Greek Anthology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brunck's edition was superseded by the standard one of Friedrich Jacobs (1794-1814, 13 vols.), the text of which was reprinted in a more convenient form in 1813-1817, and occupies three pocket volumes in the Tauchnitz series of the classics.
The best versions of the Anthology ever made are the Latin renderings of select epigrams by Hugo Grotius.
Macgregor published an almost complete translation of the Anthology, a work whose stupendous industry and fidelity almost redeem the general mediocrity of the execution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greek_Anthology   (2586 words)

  
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Cameron's purpose is to follow the development of the anthology of epigrams to its maximum extent in Cephalas, and then its slow epitomization to Planudes, and--despite the title--beyond.
A.D. Cameron suspects that this nameless anthology was a reworking of the fourth century anthology of Diogenian, in which Palladas was the latest author, composed perhaps in Constantinople ca.
AP xv and viii and possibly iii are additions to Cephalas, but Cameron argues that i, iii and iv were probably in the manuscript of Cephalas, perhaps separate from the old epigrams, while viii was at least in AP's source; some of ii was known to Cephalas as well.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2000.11.06
Greek meters make little music when imitated in English (even our iambics are built on different principles).
Nothing is missing but the Greek sounds and meter, and the feminine inflection of "alone" in the last line.
In the late 1800s, the GA was so popular that Tauchnitz brought it out as a two volume cheapie, in Greek, to be sold at German railway stations, while a selection of translations edited by Peter Jay was published by Penguin in 1982 but is long out of print.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2000/2000-11-06.html   (1725 words)

  
 The Infinite Moment: Poems From Ancient Greek. - book reviews Literary Review - Find Articles
Greek lyrical poetry, his subject, had a long and adventurous history of flourishing and developing through a millenium covering its initial archaic era, when it was born in Ionia, then the Classical, the Hellenistic or Alexandrian, the Roman, and finally the Byzantine era.
Even more adventurous was the survival of what we still have extant since the Renaissance, when it became a precious heritage and a source of inspiration to its numerous admirers who, creatively or otherwise, have paid their due to it.
What we have of Greek lyricism is contained in the Greek Anthology collected by Constantine Cephalas in the late 9th century A.D. (some 3,700 pieces, mostly epigrams, that run to about 22,000 lines).
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 The Early Centuries of the Greek Roman East
Along with the Greek language and customs, the Greek-Orthodox faith was to form one of the links of continuity between the cultures of the ancient Greek and Greco-Roman worlds and the Medieval world of the Greek Roman East.
The influence of Greek philosophical thought, which was at the heart of the educational system, was manifest in many of the classifications and reasonings of Justinian's legislation.
The seventy eight of his epigrams which are preserved in "The Greek Anthology" show that he was an accomplished practitioner of the classical style and, with an intimate knowledge of classical literature and a delicate feeling for language and meter.
www.greece.org /Romiosini/constple.html   (6837 words)

  
 A Perseus Greek Anthology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Perseus has many, many Greek texts, covering a span of over 500 years, including prose and verse, drama and history, love and politics, satire and satyrs.
One answer to that question is the Perseus Greek Anthology, containing links to favorite passages in Greek literature, generally not particularly difficult.
The new Greek Anthology was designed to match our Latin Anthology, introduced in 2001 based on discussions with Latin teachers at a workshop funded by the NEH.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /PR/anthology.html   (297 words)

  
 Medieval Bestiary : Birds And Beasts of the Greek Anthology
It explores the appearance of animals in the the Greek Anthology, a collection of lyrical poems, epigrams, oracles, epitaphs and enigmas written by many Greek authors of antiquity.
Medieval authors of beast texts were influenced by these poems; even if they did not have access to the poems themselves, they certainly had indirect access through later Latin authors (such as Pliny the Elder) who used many of the animal descriptions in their own works.
Beast tales found in the Anthology are are also found, relatively unchanged, in medieval texts.
bestiary.ca /etexts/douglas1928/douglas1928.htm   (343 words)

  
 Aoidoi: The Greek Anthology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Greek Anthology is an enormous collection of incidental poetry, mostly post-classical and mostly elegy of one to four couplets.
The enire mass was rearranged and added to again in the 14th century.
Much of the collection is frankly tedious, and this doubtless accounts for the low opinion many have of the Anthology.
www.aoidoi.org /poets/anthology   (302 words)

  
 Straton of Sardis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Straton was a Greek-writing poet from the Lydian city of Sardis who probably lived during the time of Adrianus (Hadrian; reign: 117-138 CE), the Roman emperor known for his love of Greek culture and his love for the young man Antinoos.
This version of the anthology was finally published from 1794 to 1814 as Anthologia Graeca, with an appendix of poems included in the Planudean anthology but not found in the Palatine manuscript.
(See Cameron for information on the Greek Anthology; pages 65-69 for Straton.) Because of subject matter - "the least alluring", "of all least pleasing to modern taste" (Lawton: 73, 52) - Straton's work was generally left untranslated, or translated only into Latin, or translated only in very private editions, until the mid-20th century.
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 Alciato and Greek Anthology
The Greek Anthology is a series of cycles of Greek lyric and epigrammatic poems by scores of writers both ancient and medieval Christian, assembled in a series of collections from antiquity onwards.
Like most scholars interested in Greek literature, Alciato was fascinated by the Planudean Greek Anthology and in the early 1520's he began to work on the poems.
The kind of poetry found in the Anthology -- often a poetry of riddling ambiguity and moral instruction -- was to lay the basis for Alciato's emblems.
www.mun.ca /alciato/greek.html   (355 words)

  
 ANTHOLOGY - Online Information article about ANTHOLOGY
Their ingenious but mannered productions were collected by Agathias into a new anthology, entitled The Circle (KIKXos); it was the first to be divided into books, and arranged with reference to the subjects of the pieces.
Planudes (A.D. 1320), who has not merely grievously mutilated the anthology of Cephalas by omissions, but has disfigured it by interpolating verses of his own.
He was the only son of John Addington Symonds, M.D. Symonds's Studies of the Greek Poets (1873; 3rd ed., 1393).
encyclopedia.jrank.org /ANC_APO/ANTHOLOGY.html   (3999 words)

  
 glbtq >> literature >> Greek Literature: Ancient
Its first impact was on the Romans who absorbed and imitated the verse of Sappho, Alcaeus, Callimachus, Theocritus, and the Greek Anthology, and who, through Ovid, became thoroughly familiar with homoerotic myths associated with the Olympian gods.
With the coming of the Renaissance, Western Europe reimmersed itself directly in Greek culture, and this aspect of it found echoes in the vernacular literatures of Italy, France, and England.
The Iliad (ca 800-750 B.C.E.) was the undisputed masterpiece of Greek epic poetry and a kind of bible for the Greek world as a repository of myths, history, and exemplary tales of military valor.
www.glbtq.com /literature/greek_lit_ancient.html   (875 words)

  
 The Greek Word - Three Millennia of Greek Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The purpose of this anthology is to offer a grounding, so that, even if someone were to study nothing else, the loss, however great, would not be decisive.
If you know Greek and you are after specifically the Byzantine Philokalia, you can go to the site of the Mystics of the Orthodox Church, otherwise stay here and start from the second part of this page, from the New Testament and below, where is gathered what could be the core of the Byzantine Philokalia.
At Christmas I managed to get hold of a Greek Testament, and every morning, after I had cleaned my cell and polished my tins, I read a little of the Gospels, a dozen verses taken by chance anywhere.
www.ellopos.net /elpenor/greek-texts/greek-word.asp   (1106 words)

  
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Rev. by M.R. Christ This companion volume to Russell's An Anthology of Latin Prose (Oxford 1990) aims to introduce students to "the development and diversity of ancient Greek prose throughout the millenium of its life" (preface).
To achieve this goal, An Anthology of Greek Prose (AGP) collects and comments on one-hundred Greek passages from Pherecydes of Syros (sixth c.
The author's division of post-classical writers into those writing "reproduction" classical Greek and those less constrained by Atticism receives brief discussion with reasonable caveats, but does not suffice as a guide through the rich and varied passages that one encounters in the second half of the volume.
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 Amazon.ca: Poems from the Greek Anthology: Books: Kenneth Rexroth,David Mulroy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
David Mulroy is Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
He is the translator of Early Greek Lyric Poetry and Horace's Odes and Epodes.
The Greek Anthology has suffered big ups and downs in reputation, depending on whether the sensibility is available in one time or another to approach it.
www.amazon.ca /Poems-Greek-Anthology-Kenneth-Rexroth/dp/0472086081   (625 words)

  
 Schulers Books (SELECT EPIGRAMS FROM THE GREEK - 1/51)
The purpose of this book is to present a complete collection, subject to certain definitions and exceptions which will be mentioned later, of all the best extant Greek Epigrams.
The most convenient edition of the Anthology for ordinary reference is that of F. Dübner in Didot's /Bibliothèque Grecque/ (Paris, 1864), in two volumes, with a revised text, a Latin translation, and additional notes by various hands.
The Greek word "epigram" in its original meaning is precisely equivalent to the Latin word "inscription"; and it probably came into use in this sense at a very early period of Greek history, anterior even to the invention of prose.
www.schulers.com /books/ma/s/SELECT_EPIGRAMS_FROM_THE_GREEK   (1279 words)

  
 Edward Carpenter: Iolaus (1909)
Greek mythology and history are full of tales of friendship, which can only be paralleled by the story of David and Jonathan in the Bible.
The fruit which friendship bore among the Greeks was courage in the face of danger, indifference to life when honor was at stake, patriotic ardor, the love of liberty, and lion-hearted rivalry in battle.
The Greeks themselves never made this mistake; and their literature abounds with references to the romantic attachment as the great inspiration of political and individual life.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/pwh/iolaus.html   (16947 words)

  
 Oxford University Press: The Greek Anthology from Meleager to Planudes: Alan Cameron
The Greek Anthology is one of the great books of European literature, `a garden containing the flowers and weeds of 1500 years of Greek epigram'.
"A study of the evolution of the Greek Anthology from its beginnings to the rediscovery of the Palatine Anthology in 1606.
The theme is a vast and complicated one....This lengthy book, written with verve and occasional flashes of humour, is a masterly treatment of the theme and is certain to be the standard work for a long time to come.
www.us.oup.com /us/catalog/general/subject/ClassicalStudies/LiteraryCriticism/?view=usa&ci=9780198140238   (404 words)

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