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A published collection of poems or other pieces of writing; a similar collection of songs or musical compositions issued in one album. The word comes, in the mid 17th century, via French or medieval Latin from Greek anthologia, from anthos ‘flower’ + -logia ‘collection’; in Greek, the word originally denoted a collection of the ‘flowers’ of verse, i.e. small choice poems or epigrams, by various authors.

Subjects: Literature.

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