The Greek Anthology comprises a few 4,500 brief Greek poems within the gleaming and numerous style of epigram, written by way of greater than 100 poets and picked up over many centuries. To the unique assortment, known as The Garland (Stephanus) by means of its contributing editor, Meleager of Gadara (first century BCE), was once extra one other Garland by Philip of Thessalonica (mid-first century CE) after which a Cycle through Agathias of Myrina (567/568 CE). In approximately 900 CE those collections (now misplaced) and maybe others (also misplaced, via Rufinus, Diogenianus, Strato, and Palladas) have been in part integrated and organized into fifteen books in keeping with topic through Constantine Cephalas; so much of his assortment is preserved in a manuscript known as the Palatine Anthology. A moment manuscript, the Planudean Anthology made through Maximus Planudes in 1301, includes extra epigrams passed over via Cephalas. amazing one of the poets are Meleager, Antipater of Sidon, Crinagoras, Palladas, Agathias, and Paulus Silentiarius.
This Loeb variation of The Greek Anthology replaces the sooner variation via W. R. Paton, with a Greek textual content and considerable notes reflecting present scholarship. quantity I comprises the next books: 1. Christian Epigrams; 2. Description of the Statues within the health club of Zeuxippus; three. Epigrams within the Temple of Apollonis at Cyzicus; four. Prefaces to varied Anthologies; and five. Erotic Epigrams.
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