The Greek Anthology includes 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 additional one other Garland by Philip of Thessalonica (mid-first century CE) after which a Cycle by way of Agathias of Myrina (567/568 CE). In approximately 900 CE those collections (now misplaced) and maybe others (also misplaced, through Rufinus, Diogenianus, Strato, and Palladas) have been partially integrated and organized into fifteen books in response to topic via Constantine Cephalas; such a lot of his assortment is preserved in a manuscript known as the Palatine Anthology. A moment manuscript, the Planudean Anthology made by way of Maximus Planudes in 1301, includes extra epigrams passed over by means of Cephalas. notable 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 by way of 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 fitness center of Zeuxippus; three. Epigrams within the Temple of Apollonis at Cyzicus; four. Prefaces to numerous Anthologies; and five. Erotic Epigrams.
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