anthology /anˈθɒlədʒi/


I. noun

1. a published collection of poems or other pieces of writing.

an anthology of European poetry.
2. a collection of songs or musical compositions issued in one album.

a double-CD anthology of Moby Grape, the legendary Sixties San Francisco band.
II. derivatives

anthologist /anˈθɒlədʒɪst /

– origin mid 17th cent.: via French or medieval Latin from Greek anthologia, from anthos ‘flower’ + -logia ‘collection’ (from legein ‘gather’). In Greek, the word originally denoted a collection of the ‘flowers’ of verse, i.e. small choice poems or epigrams, by various authors.

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